Interconceptualizing Europe and Peace : Identity Building Under the European Heritage Label
Mäkinen, Katja (2019). Interconceptualizing Europe and Peace : Identity Building Under the European Heritage Label. In Lähdesmäki, Tuuli; Passerini, Luisa; Kaasik-Krogerus, Sigrid; van Huis, Iris (Eds.) Dissonant Heritages and Memories in Contemporary Europe, Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 51-78. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11464-0_3
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This chapter investigates how peace is used in attempts to build a collective identity for the European Union in the context of the European Heritage Label (EHL), a central instrument in the EU’s cultural heritage policy. The official EHL documents and the websites of the EHL sites are analysed using a conceptual approach that particularly focuses on the interconceptualizations between peace and Europe. The ways peace is discussed can be divided into four thematic categories: treaties, institutions, practices, and symbols related to peace. The chapter concludes that heritage related to peace is mainly discussed in a non-contradictory manner, with little space for dissonance.
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