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L’Eurovision et les frontières culturelles de l’Europe

The Eurovision song contest and the cultural frontiers in Europe
Fabien Venon


The Eurovision song contest pretends to be the oldest demonstration of european cultural unity, celebrating in 2005 its 50 years. Far from being only a kitsch show, the european song contest ask a certain amount of questions about the cultural frontiers in Europe. Can someone be european while singing a song and, however, be rejected from the European Union, cultural, economical and political space? Is the european space perfectly homoneous or are we in front of an aggregate of regional subdivisions put together? Has the device of the European Union “Unity in diversity” always been with us?

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Electronic reference

Fabien Venon, « L’Eurovision et les frontières culturelles de l’Europe », Cybergeo: European Journal of Geography [Online], Current issues, Europe and Culture, Online since 23 January 2007, connection on 23 May 2022. URL :

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About the author

Fabien Venon
Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada)

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Licence Creative Commons
La revue Cybergeo est mise à disposition selon les termes de la Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.

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