Bruket av brudkronor: Tradition, kulturarv och materiellt aktörskap
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The use of bridal crowns : Tradition, cultural heritage and material actors (English)
This research focuses on contemporary use of Scandinavian bridal crowns connected to history. The aim of my thesis is to show how understandings of bridal crowns are created by human and non-human actors, and thereby to illustrate how the use of bridal crowns today involves interest for history and cultural heritage. By using active-network-theory, I have highlighted how the bridal crowns become material actors which communicate thoughts of royalty, virtue, tradition, heritage and vintage. I have also shown how tradition and heritage are transformative processes which also make the meanings of bridal crowns changeable. Moreover, the bridal crown has proven to be a communicator of identity, and actively expresses thoughts of origin and personal style of the bride. Weddings are not only the context but also the tradition, ritual and network the bridal crown is active in. Therefore, I will take this network into account during the work of my thesis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 49 p.
Brudkrona, materiella identitetsuttryck, materiell aktör, kulturarv, tradition, kunglighet, vintage
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-130914OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-130914DiVA: diva2:934375
Frihammar, Mattias, Filosofie doktor i etnologi
Kaijser, Lars, Universitetslektor, docent i etnologiWiklund, Lisa, Universitetslektor, postdoc-forskare och doktor i etnologi