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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 editors: Lähdesmäki, Tuuli; Mäkinen, Katja; Čeginskas, Viktorija Linda Aldona; Kaasik-Krogerus, Sigrid

ISBN: 978-90-04-39687-6

eISBN: 978-90-04-44980-0

Journal or series: European Studies

ISSN: 1568-1858

eISSN: 1875-8150

Publication year: 2021

Publication date: 15/03/2021

Number in series: 38

Number of pages in the book: 217

Publisher: Brill

Place of Publication: Leiden

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004449800

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open 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.

Keywords: cultural policy; EU policy; cultural collaboration; capitals of culture; cultural heritage; cultural identity; European identity; Europeanisation; ethnography

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Reporting Year: 2021

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