Interconceptualizing Europe and Peace : Identity Building Under the European Heritage Label
Mäkinen, K. (2019). Interconceptualizing Europe and Peace : Identity Building Under the European Heritage Label. In T. Lähdesmäki, L. Passerini, S. Kaasik-Krogerus, & I. van Huis (Eds.), Dissonant Heritages and Memories in Contemporary Europe (pp. 51-78). Palgrave Macmillan. Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict. https://doi.org/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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Additional information about fundingThis work was supported by the European Research Council (ERC) under the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant 636177 (EUROHERIT). The content of this chapter does not reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the chapter lies entirely with the author.
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