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Creating and Governing Cultural Heritage in the European Union : The European Heritage Label (2020)

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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All authors or editors: Lähdesmäki, Tuuli; Čeginskas, Viktorija L. A.; Kaasik-Krogerus, Sigrid; Mäkinen, Katja; Turunen, Johanna

ISBN: 978-0-367-14835-5

eISBN: 978-0-429-05354-2

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages in the book: 284

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: Abingdon

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429053542

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72647


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.

Keywords: cultural heritage; cultural policy; cultural sites; European identity; geopolitics; exercise of power; social inclusion; human agency; ethnography

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Reporting Year: 2020

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