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Politics of belonging in Brussels’ European Quarter (2020)


Lähdesmäki, Tuuli (2020). Politics of belonging in Brussels’ European Quarter. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 26 (10), 979-997. DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2019.1663237


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Lähdesmäki, Tuuli

Lehti tai sarja: International Journal of Heritage Studies

ISSN: 1352-7258

eISSN: 1470-3610

Julkaisuvuosi: 2020

Volyymi: 26

Lehden numero: 10

Artikkelin sivunumerot: 979-997

Kustantaja: Routledge

Julkaisumaa: Britannia

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2019.1663237

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Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72127


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The European Union (EU) has been criticised for a lack of imageries and sites of memory that nation-states have traditionally utilised in their identity-building. The EU, along with other actors, has responded to this iconographic deficit with memory and heritage initiatives and branding campaigns. This article explores how this deficit is dealt with in the European Quarter in Brussels by enlivening it through cultural regeneration and creating narratives that link Europe’s and the EU’s past with the present. The article utilises hermeneutic phenomenological approach combining observation and interpretation of diverse place-making practices, such as monuments, memorials, public artworks, history plaques, and naming of administration buildings, with close reading of the EU’s marketing and promotional material. It examines how a feeling of belonging to Europe and the EU is advanced in the Quarter and how it is sought to be turned into a European collective place. The article indicates how the Quarter’s politics of belonging ignores various layers of meanings related to its history and present. The Quarter’s invitation to belong is selective as its narratives focus on male actors and ignore colonial references and today’s multi-ethnic reality in the neighbourhood.


YSO-asiasanat: kulttuurintutkimus; paikkaan liittyvä rooli; identiteetti; yhteenkuuluvuus; fenomenologia

Vapaat asiasanat: Euroopan unioni; Bryssel; EU-korttelit


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