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Dissonant Heritages and Memories in Contemporary Europe

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Explores the dissonances of heritages and memories in relation to a variety of timely topics

  • Investigates heritage and memory regimes through critical analysis of both institutions and individuals

  • Underscores the impact of recent social, cultural, and political challenges in Europe (including Eastern Europe)

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict (PSCHC)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Europe, Heritage and Memory—Dissonant Encounters and Explorations

    • Iris van Huis, Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus, Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Liliana Ellena
    Pages 1-21Open Access
  3. Borders and Mobility

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-135
  4. Colonial Pasts in the Present

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183
    2. A Geography of Coloniality: Re-narrating European Integration

      • Johanna Turunen
      Pages 185-214Open Access
    3. Epilogue

      • Luisa Passerini
      Pages 273-280Open Access
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 281-294

About this book

This open access book discusses political, economic, social, and humanitarian challenges that influence both how people deal with their past and how they build their identities in contemporary Europe. Ongoing debates on migration, on local, national, inter- and transnational levels, prove that it is a divisive issue with regards to understanding European integration and identity. At the same time, the European Union increasingly invests in projects related to European heritage, museums, and cultural memory networks, while having to take dissonant heritages into account. These processes in their combination offer an interesting dynamic and form the complex puzzle that poses challenging questions for anyone involved in academic research, heritage practices, and policy debates. With this puzzle at its core, this book explicitly focuses on slippery and transforming notions of Europe and critically discusses ongoing and transforming power structures of heritage and memory in today’s Europe. The book combines theoretical and methodological contributions to the debates on European heritage and memory studies and in-depth analyses of empirical case studies. Its main aim is to bring research fields concerning memory and heritage into a closer dialogue and thus explore the cultural and political dynamics of contemporary Europe.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

    Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus

  • Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

    Luisa Passerini

  • Department of Political Science, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

    Iris van Huis

About the editors

Tuuli Lähdesmäki is Adjunct Professor/Docent of Art History and Senior Researcher in the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Luisa Passerini is Professor Emerita of History in the Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute, Italy. She was formerly Professor in Cultural History, Department of History at the University of Turin, Italy.

Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus is Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Iris van Huis (PhD) is Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


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