|Author (Person)||Pichler, Peter|
|Series Title||Journal of European Integration|
|Series Details||Vol.40, No.1, January 2018, p1-16|
|Publication Date||January 2018|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
In this article, the author reflects upon recent critical research on the sui generis-qualities of the European Union. He provides a proposal of theorizing European Union cultural history as a distinct field of research. So far, discourse has not been able to produce a conclusive theory of EU history.
In this context, the author provides research with a first theoretical concept of EU cultural history which keeps a critical distance from EU-biased perspectives, and, at the same time, tries to explain its cultural sui generis-qualities, by scrutinizing its distinct cultural constitution in post-1945 decades.
This distinct cultural constitution can be seen as having produced an own mode of the production of cultural meaning, which is supposed to be described theoretically by a concept of a ‘paradoxical coherence’.
|Countries / Regions||Europe|