Conflicts and Reconciliation in the Postmillennial Heritage-Policy Discourses of the Council of Europe and the European Union
Lähdesmäki, T. (2019). Conflicts and Reconciliation in the Postmillennial Heritage-Policy Discourses of the Council of Europe and the European Union. In T. Lähdesmäki, L. Passerini, S. Kaasik-Krogerus, & I. van Huis (Eds.), Dissonant Heritages and Memories in Contemporary Europe (pp. 25-50). Palgrave Macmillan. Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11464-0_2
Published inPalgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict
DisciplineNykykulttuurin tutkimusContemporary Culture
© The Author, 2019
Lähdesmäki analyses the heritage-policy discourses of the EU and the Council of Europe. She particularly discusses how these institutions deal with the challenges the idea of heritage faces in today’s Europe and the opportunities that these may present to respond to these challenges. The analysis shows how the EU and the Council of Europe seek to reconcile heritage-related conflicts by approaching heritage as a space for civil participation, interaction, intercultural dialogue, and conversation about divergent values and narrations of the past. However, their policy discourses often relay on a static and materialist notion of heritage. This kind of discourse maintains geographical, cultural, political, socio-economic, and religious power hierarchies and an exclusive understanding of a common European cultural heritage.
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Related funder(s)European Commission; Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Academy Research Fellow, AoF; Research profiles, AoF
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Additional information about fundingThis work was supported by the Academy of Finland under Grant SA274295 (EUCHE) and by the European Research Council (ERC) under the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant 636177 (EUROHERIT). The work is also related to the University of Jyväskylä’s profiling area supported by the Academy of Finland under Grant SA311877 (CRISES).
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