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Collecting, Connecting, Constructing: Early modern commodification and globalization of Sámi material culture
Historiska museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Archaeology.
2017 (English)In: Journal of material culture, ISSN 1359-1835, E-ISSN 1460-3586, p. 1-25Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article analyses the role of material culture in the enforcing of a colonial order in early modern Sápmi (Land of the Sámi, the indigenous people in northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia). In addition, the article focuses on the unequal power relations created through the collecting and cultural appropriation of Sámi objects. The 17th century saw a rapid growth of interest in the Sámi and their material culture. Clothing, sledges, ceremonial drums and other objects were collected for royal and noble courts of Europe, as well as for scholars and other collectors. This Eurocentric process of constructing Sáminess was concurrent with colonial attitudes towards non-European peoples. Empirically, the article explores the collecting of Sámi objects, clothes and religious/sacred material culture such as ceremonial drums and sieidis, as well as models and mannequins, and their role in the colonial rule and imperial representations of Sápmi.

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2017. p. 1-25
Keyword [en]
17th century, ceremonial drums, collecting, collections, colonialism, Sámi, Sápmi, Sweden, material culture, cultural heritage, representation, cultural appropriation, Johannes Schefferus, Royal Armoury
Keyword [sv]
1600-tal, samiska trummor, insamling, samlingar, kolonialism, Samisk, samer, Sápmi, Sverige, materiell kultur, kulturarv, representation, kulturell appropriering, Johannes Schefferus, Livrustkammaren
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Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-334916DOI: 10.1177/1359183517741663OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-334916DiVA, id: diva2:1161168
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Collecting Sápmi: Early Modern Globalization of Sámi Material Culture and Sámi Cultural Heritage Today
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Swedish Research Council, 421-2013-1917
Available from: 2017-11-29 Created: 2017-11-29 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved

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