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Islands, culture, and cultural production on an island
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Ethnology.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper deals with aspects of culture and cultural production in the island of Gotland, in the middle of the Baltic Sea. After a short introduction to Gotland, I will explore some of the key aspects that make this island stand out as different, and thereby constitute a core of its islandness. In the concluding part I will present a current cultural project, intended to serve as a kind of laboratory test of the content and scope of cultural resources and complexity of the island. In the presentation ‘culture’ is used in two meanings: as a society’s collective understandings, meanings, ideas and values, and as art, literature, music. Also ‘island’ is used in two meanings: as objects in the real world, and as representations, images, conceptions, a phenomenon of the mind. The project draws on and underlines the close interaction between these different meanings.

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2013. 1-16 p.
Keyword [en]
Islands, Gotland, culture, complexity, idenity, reciprocity, versatility, laboratory
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Humanities Ethnology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-211979OAI: diva2:675457
3rd Island Dynamics Conference with Performing Island Identities, 15‒18 May 2013, Gazimağusa (Famagusta), North Cyprus
Islands and islanders
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-04Bibliographically approved

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