Scholarly discussion as engineering the meanings of a European cultural heritage
Lähdesmäki, T. (2016). Scholarly discussion as engineering the meanings of a European cultural heritage. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 19(6), 529-546. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367549416631996
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The vague concept of a European cultural heritage is frequently referred to – but rarely explicitly defined – in scholarly discussion. The use of the concept in academia constructs a European cultural heritage as a category in research and explicitly and implicitly produces its focuses and outlines. Thus, the use of the concept can be considered as scholarly engineering of a European cultural heritage. To be able to have a scholarly discussion about a European cultural heritage, the meanings and uses of the concept need to be clarified. This article examines the meanings and uses of the concept in recent scholarly articles published in various disciplines. In the study, the concept analysis by Walker and Avant is applied and expanded with a discourse theoretical aspect: different recurring characteristics brought to the fore in the use of the concept are perceived as varying discourses on a European cultural heritage.
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Related funder(s)European Commission; Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Academy Research Fellow, AoF
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Additional information about fundingThe author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work has received funding from the Academy of Finland under Grant SA274295 (EUCHE) and the European Research Council (ERC) under the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant 636177 (EUROHERIT).
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