Performing the ‘New’ Europe

Identities, Feelings, and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest

  • Editors
  • Karen Fricker
  • Milija Gluhovic

Part of the Studies in International Performance book series (STUDINPERF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Eurovision and the ‘New’ Europe

    1. Karen Fricker, Milija Gluhovic
      Pages 1-28
  3. Feeling European: The Eurovision Song Contest and the European Public Sphere

  4. European Margins and Multiple Modernities

  5. Gender Identities and Sexualities in the Eurovision Song Contest

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 238-264

About this book


This fascinating and lively volume makes the case that the Eurovision Song Contest is an arena for European identification in which both national solidarity and participation in a European identity are confirmed, and a site where cultural struggles over the meanings, frontiers and limits of Europe are enacted.


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