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Title:EU cultural policy as a tool to combat crises - a discourse analysis on the use of cultural policy in deadlock
Author(s):Berding, Raphaela
Advisor(s):van der Most, Neil
Department / Program:Liberal Arts & Sciences
Discipline:European Union Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract:This Master’s thesis looks at the relationship between crises and European identity, an identity largely built by the EU’s cultural policy. I examine where this connection is made by analyzing communication from various EU institutions, as well as EU or national politicians, and newspapers. I hypothesize that the EU is referring to European identity and the common European cultural heritage in crisis situations. After conducting discourse analysis, a connection between crises and European identity or common culture is made at various places and by various people. This thesis contributes to the field of European Union Studies, by looking at how the concept of European identity through cultural policy is utilized. It also makes a contribution to the field of Cultural studies by indicating how culture can be instrumentalized and how culture can transform social relations.
Issue Date:2017-04-17
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Raphaela Berding
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-08-10
Date Deposited:2017-05

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