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Europe from Below : Notions of Europe and the European among Participants in EU Cultural Initiatives (2021)

Lähdesmäki, T., Mäkinen, K., Čeginskas, V. L. A., & Kaasik-Krogerus, S. (2021). Europe from Below : Notions of Europe and the European among Participants in EU Cultural Initiatives. Brill. European Studies, 38. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004449800

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All authors or editorsLähdesmäki, Tuuli; Mäkinen, Katja; Čeginskas, Viktorija Linda Aldona; Kaasik-Krogerus, Sigrid



Journal or seriesEuropean Studies



Publication year2021

Publication date15/03/2021

Number in series38

Number of pages in the book217


Place of PublicationLeiden

Publication countryNetherlands

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/74721


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 idea of Europe. The book focuses on three cultural initiatives: the European Capital of Culture, the European Heritage Label, and a European Citizen Campus project funded through the Creative Europe programme. These initiatives are examined through field studies conducted in 12 countries between 2010 and 2018. The authors describe their approach as ‘ethnography of Europeanization’ and conceptualize the attempts at Europeanization in the European Union’s cultural policy as politics of belonging.

Keywordscultural policyEU policycultural collaborationcapitals of culturecultural heritagecultural identityEuropean identityEuropeanisationethnography

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Reporting Year2021

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