Monica Sassatelli

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Monica Sassatelli is Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London. Her book Becoming Europeans. Cultural Identity and Cultural Policies was published in 2009 by Palgrave and won the Philip Abrams Memorial Prize of the British Sociological Association. In this book the author addresses European identity as an object of both theoretical and empirical investigation, focusing on academic and institutional narratives of European cultural identity, with case studies on the European Capital of Culture programme (EU) and the European Landscape Convention (CoE).


Has Europe lost the plot? Europe’s search for a new narrative imagination

What is Europe’s narrative? Even opposite views often seem to reach similar conclusions: some say there is no European narrative, some say there are too many…

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