Dialogue in and as European heritage
Čeginskas, V. L. A., & Kaasik-Krogerus, S. (2022). Dialogue in and as European heritage. Journal of European Studies, 52(3-4), 187-203. https://doi.org/10.1177/00472441221115568
Published inJournal of European Studies
© Authors 2022
In this article, we scrutinize the use and institutionalization of the concept of ‘dialogue’ in the cultural politics of the European Union. Our focus is on how dialogue is understood in the context of the European Union’s flagship heritage action, the European Heritage Label, that aims to strengthen citizens’ sense of belonging to the Union. Since heritage has gained increasing prominence in the European Union international relations, we also discuss how ‘dialogue’ is institutionalized in the European Heritage Label as part of the European Union’s heritage diplomacy. We approach dialogue in the context of the European Heritage Label as a floating signifier; an ideal seldom explicitly defined and never fully achieved but actively used to organize society and power relations. The empirical data consist of official European Heritage Label reports and interviews conducted with European Union officials and members of the European Heritage Label panel in charge of the selection and awarding of European Heritage Label sites. ...
ISSN Search the Publication Forum0047-2441
Publication in research information system
MetadataShow full item record
Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Academy Project, AoF
Additional information about fundingThis work was supported by the Academy of Finland under Grant No. 330602 (HERIDI 2020–2024).
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Interconceptualizing Europe and Peace : Identity Building Under the European Heritage Label Mäkinen, Katja (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)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. ...
Developing EU Heritage Diplomacy : Notions of Cultural Diplomacy, Cultural Heritage, and Intercultural Dialogue among EU Officials and European Heritage Practitioners Lähdesmäki, Tuuli (Open Library of the Humanities, 2021)The European Commission has recently identified cultural heritage as a focus area for EU cultural diplomacy. The article explores EU cultural diplomacy that deals with cultural heritage and develops the concept of heritage ...
Europe from Below : Notions of Europe and the European among Participants in EU Cultural Initiatives Lähdesmäki, Tuuli; Mäkinen, Katja; Čeginskas, Viktorija Linda Aldona; Kaasik-Krogerus, Sigrid (Brill, 2021)In this book, Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Katja Mäkinen, Viktorija L. A. Čeginskas, and Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus scrutinize how people who participate in cultural initiatives funded and governed by the European Union understand the ...
EU heritage diplomacy : entangled external and internal cultural relations Mäkinen, Katja; Lähdesmäki, Tuuli; Kaasik-Krogerus, Sigrid; Čeginskas, Viktorija L. A.; Turunen, Johanna (Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2023)Cultural heritage is an expanding yet contested area of EU policymaking, which has recently been identified as an instrument for EU international cultural relations. In this article, drawing from critical heritage studies ...
Creating and Governing Cultural Heritage in the European Union : The European Heritage Label Lähdesmäki, Tuuli; Čeginskas, Viktorija L. A.; Kaasik-Krogerus, Sigrid; Mäkinen, Katja; Turunen, Johanna (Routledge, 2020)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 ...