Nation Branding, Cultural Relations and Cultural Diplomacy at Eurovision: Between Australia and Europe

Carniel, Jessica ORCID: (2019) Nation Branding, Cultural Relations and Cultural Diplomacy at Eurovision: Between Australia and Europe. In: Eurovisions: Identity and the International Politics of the Eurovision Song Contest since 1956. Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 151-173. ISBN 9789811394263

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This chapter explores Australia’s Eurovision history – and its ‘Asiavision’ future – as an articulation of the nation’s complex and ongoing relations with Europe. It considers the ideological dimensions of Eurovision’s own history and the impact this might have on the contest’s future in Asia. While Australia’s participation in Eurovision was tolerated as part of the sixtieth anniversary in 2015, its return performance in 2016 was greeted with some ambiguity, and even outright hostility. The announcement that an Australian broadcasting service (SBS), together with the European Broadcasting Union, would be collaborating on the establishment of a song contest for the Asia-Pacific region brought some commercial sense to the engagement, but also foregrounds a particular conceptualisation of Australia as a bridge between Europe and Asia.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Heritage and Culture (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2020 05:35
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2021 22:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eurovision song contest, nation branding, cultural diplomacy, cultural relations, international relations, soft power, Australia
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160607 International Relations
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4408 Political science > 440808 International relations
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4702 Cultural studies > 470210 Globalisation and culture
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9403 International Relations > 940399 International Relations not elsewhere classified
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950199 Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified
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