Arts, Sustainability and Education
The ENO yearbooks gather, analyse, discuss and evaluate results of research on arts and cultural education produced in Europe. The book series starts from the analysis of the concept of cultural diversity as an increasingly characteristic feature of contemporary societies in Europe due mainly to postcolonial processes, changing cultural hierarchies, digitization, mass-migration, multi-ethnicity, and urban change. It is also a contested feature of present-day Europe. Diverse ways of giving sense to social relations and the world have been developed, challenging traditional ways of understanding culture. Groups with different ethnic, social or cultural backgrounds coexist, interact or merge – processes that often create tensions or conflicts, but also generate creative, hybrid cultural forms and other new cultural arrangements. The challenges of cultural diversity – its innovative potential as well as the tensions and conflicts it implies – are reflected in transnational discourses on education, culture, democracy, and citizenship. Transcultural approaches, multicultural education, and intercultural learning are key concepts of these discourses. The same challenges are also reflected in arts and cultural education practice at school and outside school, in teachers’ and artists’ training, in cultural and educational policies, and in research. This book series brings together analyses and reflections regarding selected aspects of arts and cultural education in the 14 European countries that are represented in the ENO network, aiming to stimulate academic and public debate.