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The Mediterranean IncarnateRegion Formation between Sicily and Tunisia since World War II$
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Naor Ben-Yehoyada

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226450971

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226451169.001.0001

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Terms of Transcultural Affinity

Terms of Transcultural Affinity

(p.203) Seven Terms of Transcultural Affinity
The Mediterranean Incarnate

Naor Ben-Yehoyada

University of Chicago Press

This chapter follows the role of claims to affinity across difference and distance as scaling devices. It articulates Tunisians and Sicilians’ model of relatedness and interaction across difference – religious, national, or civilizational. This view of the relationship between history and culture premised multicultural sociability not on the avoidance of difference but rather on its constant marking. By examining the alternative it poses to cosmopolitan tolerance, global human fraternity, and official inter-faith dialogue, I engage recent scholarship on Mediterranean cosmopolitanism and the example that the sea’s past is said to set for a global political order. Ashore, I turn to discuss how this view of transnational relations as relatedness across difference confronted several Mediterraneanist projects in the cultural politics of Mazara, where a new generation of local politicians and businesspersons has been baptizing the fleet’s operation to fit the growing European concerted action in Southern Europe and North Africa.

Keywords:   relatedness, affinity, cosmopolitanism, cultural politics, multiculturalism, difference, interfaith dialogue

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