Creating and Governing Cultural Heritage in the European Union : The European Heritage Label
Lähdesmäki, T., Čeginskas, V. L. A., Kaasik-Krogerus, S., Mäkinen, K., & Turunen, J. (2020). Creating and Governing Cultural Heritage in the European Union : The European Heritage Label. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429053542
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Creating and Governing Cultural Heritage in the European Union: The European Heritage Label provides an interdisciplinary examination of the ways in which European cultural heritage is created, communicated, and governed via the new European Heritage Label scheme. Drawing on ethnographic field research conducted across ten countries at sites that have been awarded with the European Heritage Label, the authors of the book approach heritage as an entangled social, spatial, temporal, discursive, narrative, performative, and embodied process. Recognising that heritage is inherently political and used by diverse actors as a tool for re-imagining communities, identities, and borders, and for generating notions of inclusion and exclusion in Europe, the book also considers the idea of Europe itself as a narrative. Chapters tackle issues such as multilevel governance of heritage; geopolitics of border-crossings and border-making; participation and non-participation; and embodiment and affective experience of heritage. Creating and Governing Cultural Heritage in the European Union advances heritage studies with an interdisciplinary approach that utilises and combines theories and conceptualizations from critical geopolitics, political studies, EU and European studies, cultural policy research, and cultural studies. As such, the volume will be of interest to scholars and students engaged in the study of heritage, politics, belonging, the EU, ideas, and narratives of Europe. ...
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Related funder(s)Academy of Finland; European Commission
Funding program(s)Research profiles, AoF; Research post as Academy Research Fellow, AoF
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Additional information about fundingThis book was supported by the European Research Council through the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant 636177 (EUROHERIT) and the Academy of Finland under Grant SA274295 (EUCHE). This research is part of the University of Jyväskylä’s profiling area supported by the Academy of Finland under Grant SA311877 (CRISES).
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