Ambivalent Europeans examines the implications of living on the fringes of Europe. In Malta, public debate is dominated by the question of Europe, both at a policy level - whether or not to join the EU - and at the level of national identity - whether or not the Maltese are 'European'. Jon Mitchell identifies a profound ambivalence towards Europe, and also more broadly to the key processes of 'modernisation'. He traces this tendency through a number of key areas of social life - gender, the family, community, politics, religion and ritual.

chapter 2|28 pages

Valletta - Glory, Decline, Rehabilitation

chapter 3|30 pages

Gendered Lives - Women and Men in Valletta

chapter 4|28 pages

Respectability and Consumption

chapter 5|26 pages

Nostalgia and Modernisation

chapter 6|30 pages

All Politicians are Bastards

chapter 8|30 pages

Viva San Pawl!