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Title Performing Nordic heritage : everyday practices and institutional culture / edited by Peter Aronsson and Lizette Gradén.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burllington, VT : Ashgate, [2013]

Series The Nordic experience
Nordic experience.
Subject National characteristics, Scandinavian.
Ethnicity -- Social aspects -- Scandinavia.
Ethnicity -- Social aspects -- North America.
Ethnicity -- Social aspects -- Baltic States.
Scandinavian Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Scandinavians -- Baltic States -- Ethnic identity.
Historic preservation -- Social aspects.
Cultural property -- Protection -- Social aspects.
Museums -- Social aspects.
Popular culture -- Social aspects.
Alt Name Aronsson, Peter.
Gradén, Lizette.
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781409448358 (electronic bk.)
1409448355 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 40021956298
OCLC # 820957833
Additional Format Print version: Performing Nordic heritage. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burllington, VT : Ashgate, ©2013 9781409448341 (DLC) 2012023733 (OCoLC)798093577

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