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Becoming Europeans

Cultural Identity and Cultural Policies

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Monica Sassatelli
      Pages 1-15
  3. Making the Europeans: Cultural Identity and Cultural Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Monica Sassatelli
      Pages 46-76
  4. Being and Becoming: the European Capitals of Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Monica Sassatelli
      Pages 79-108
  5. Europe as a Landscape: the European Landscape Convention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
  6. Conclusion

    1. Monica Sassatelli
      Pages 193-199
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-233

About this book


In this significant intervention into the academic and institutional debate on European cultural identity, Monica Sassatelli examines the identity-building intentions and effects of the European Capital of Culture programme, and also looks at the work of the Council of Europe and the recent European Landscape Convention.


capital culture Europe identity Institution

About the authors

MONICA SASSATELLI is Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies, University of Sussex, UK.

Bibliographic information


Winner of the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2010