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dc.contributor.authorSwensen, Grete
dc.identifier.citationMuseum & Society. 2017, 15 (2), 236-256.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractMuseums have several means of communicating with their audiences. The problems discussed here concern how local museums interact with their audience when the past they want to portray is multiple, complex and sometimes disputed. It is based on an analysis of three exhibitions in local museums situated in a region where archaeological findings indicate that the South Sámi have been present since the Late Neolithic and the Bronze Age. It highlights the various ways in which the pluralistic past in the region is being portrayed by asking whether its history appears as neutralized, i.e. transmitted in passive impartial terms, or is exoticized, repressed or mediated through other images. The one common identity marker the three exhibitions share, although portrayed in different ways and with different effects, is the gåetie, a turf hut in common use in the South Sámi region. A tendency to neutralize the multiple and complex past in the South Sámi region takes place, either by operating in a form of ‘timeless past‘ or by referring to a shared ‘far away past‘ as fishers and hunters. By barely mentioning cultural encounters, the South Sámi and the Norse are primarily presented as ethnic groups who have lived isolated and independent of each othernb_NO
dc.publisherUniversity of Leicester, School of Museum Studiesnb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse-Ikkekommersiell-IngenBearbeidelse 4.0 Internasjonal
dc.subjectdisputed heritagenb_NO
dc.subjectidentity markersnb_NO
dc.subjectSouth Sáminb_NO
dc.subjectperceptions of the pastnb_NO
dc.subjectmuseum exhibitionsnb_NO
dc.titleObjects as Identity markers - Ways of mediating the past in a South Sámi and Norse borderlandnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.rights.holder© 2017 Grete Swensen
dc.source.journalMuseum & Societynb_NO
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 212882nb_NO
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