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A Geography of Coloniality : Re-narrating European Integration (2019)

Turunen, J. (2019). A Geography of Coloniality : Re-narrating European Integration. In T. Lähdesmäki, L. Passerini, S. Kaasik-Krogerus, & I. van Huis (Eds.), Dissonant Heritages and Memories in Contemporary Europe (pp. 185-214). Palgrave Macmillan. Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11464-0_7

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All authors or editors: Turunen, Johanna

Parent publication: Dissonant Heritages and Memories in Contemporary Europe

Parent publication editors: Lähdesmäki, Tuuli; Passerini, Luisa; Kaasik-Krogerus, Sigrid; van Huis, Iris

ISBN: 978-3-030-11463-3

eISBN: 978-3-030-11464-0

Journal or series: Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict

Publication year: 2019

Pages range: 185-214

Number of pages in the book: 294

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11464-0_7

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65315


Turunen discusses how the “European significance” of the European Heritage Label (EHL) sites has been narrated through interconnections of European values and European integration. She argues that, in the context of the EHL, integration is intricately linked to the notion of spreading common values, which in turn is entangled with Eurocentrism. The chapter concludes with a discussion on the geography of coloniality: the underlying spatial structure that makes the coloniality of European cultural heritage and related hierarchies more visible. Ultimately, the chapter shows how the concept of coloniality enables us to analyse the ways Eurocentrism is also embedded in ideas about European cultural heritage beyond colonial heritage, examining the role trans-European initiatives like the EHL could have in the decolonization of European cultural heritage.

Keywords: cultural heritage; European identity; values (conceptions); European integration; colonialism; postcolonialism

Free keywords: European Union

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 3

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