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Title Performing Nordic heritage : everyday practices and institutional culture / edited by Peter Aronsson and Lizette Gradén
Published Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burllington, VT : Ashgate, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource
Series The Nordic experience
Nordic experience
Contents Introduction: Performing Nordic Heritage : Institutional Preservation and Popular Practices / Peter Aronsson & Lizette Gradén -- Walking Nordic : Performing Space, Place and Identity / Susanne Österlund-Pötzsch -- "Something in the Air" : Performing the North within Norden / Katla Kjartansdóttir and Kristinn Schram -- A Windmill and a Vikinghjem : The Importance of Visual Icons as Heritage Tropes among Danish-Americans / Hanne Pico Larsen -- Negotiating Local, National and Nordic Identities through Commemorations / Ingemar Lindaräng & Torbjörn Eng -- Banal Nordism : Recomposing an Old Song of Peace / Stuart Burch -- "Nordic" as Border Country Rhetoric : Danish versus German in South Jutland Museums and Memorial Culture / Olav Christensen -- Performing Nordic Spaces in Scandinavian-American Museums : Gift-exchange, Volunteerism, and Curatorial Practice / Lizette Gradén -- The Geopolitics of Distinction : Negotiating Regional Spaces in the Baltic Museums / Eglė Rindzevičiūtė -- Sweden versus Norden in Nordiska museet / Magdalena Hillström -- Performing the Nordic in Museums : Changing Ideas of Norden and their Political Implications / Peter Aronsson -- Conclusion: Performing Nordic Spaces in Everyday Life and Museums / Peter Aronsson & Lizette Gradén
Summary The performance of heritage takes place in prestigious institutions such as museums and archives, in officially sanctioned spaces such as jubilees and public monuments, but also in more mundane, ephemeral and banal cultural practices, such as naming of phenomena, viewing exhibitions or walking in the countryside. This volume examines the performance of Nordic heritage and the shaping of the very idea of Norden in diverse contexts in North America, the Baltic and the Nordic countries and examines the importance of these places as sites for creating and preserving cultural heritage
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cultural property -- Protection -- Social aspects
Ethnicity -- Social aspects -- Baltic States
Ethnicity -- Social aspects -- North America
Ethnicity -- Social aspects -- Scandinavia
Historic preservation -- Social aspects
Museums -- Social aspects.
National characteristics, Scandinavian.
Popular culture -- Social aspects
Scandinavian Americans -- Ethnic identity
Scandinavians -- Baltic States -- Ethnic identity
Ethnicity -- Social aspects.
Historic preservation -- Social aspects.
Museums -- Social aspects.
National characteristics, Scandinavian.
Popular culture -- Social aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Scandinavian Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Baltic States.
North America.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Aronsson, Peter.
Gradén, Lizette.
ISBN 1409448355