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Developing EU Heritage Diplomacy : Notions of Cultural Diplomacy, Cultural Heritage, and Intercultural Dialogue among EU Officials and European Heritage Practitioners (2021)


Lähdesmäki, T. (2021). Developing EU Heritage Diplomacy : Notions of Cultural Diplomacy, Cultural Heritage, and Intercultural Dialogue among EU Officials and European Heritage Practitioners. Ethnologia Europaea, 51(2), 48-71. https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.3039


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All authors or editors: Lähdesmäki, Tuuli

Journal or series: Ethnologia Europaea

ISSN: 0425-4597

eISSN: 1604-3030

Publication year: 2021

Publication date: 25/07/2021

Volume: 51

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 48-71

Publisher: Open Library of the Humanities

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.3039

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/79059


Abstract

The European Commission has recently identified cultural heritage as a focus area for EU cultural diplomacy. The article explores EU cultural diplomacy that deals with cultural heritage and develops the concept of heritage diplomacy based on a critical discourse analysis of interviews with EU officials and heritage practitioners working at sites awarded with the European Heritage Label. What do these actors mean by cultural diplomacy and how do they understand the role and potential of cultural heritage for it and with what effects? The analysis indicates that heritage diplomacy means different things for EU officials and heritage practitioners. Their discourses on the uses of cultural heritage for diplomacy constructs certain understandings of cultural heritage and heritage diplomacy, and the power relations between these understandings.


Keywords: cultural heritage; diplomacy; public servants; European Union countries

Free keywords: heritage diplomacy; intercultural dialogue; European Union; cultural heritage; cultural diplomacy


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