Giochi di specchi. Note sulle rappresentazioni dell’estraneo nella cultura europea
Mirror games. Notes on the representations of the stranger in European culture
Parole chiave:European culture, Stranger, Stereotypes, History, Political thought
This essay – without claiming to be exhaustive and with the support of a broad literature – aims to discuss the representations of the stranger in the European culture. Starting from the premise that linguistic figures tend to repeat themselves in history and to apply to different socio-political relationships, the critical reconstruction will take into account different stereotypes and formulas which over the course of time have seen significant “shifts in meaning”.