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In the Shadow of the Dalahorse : Making Heritage and Creating Diversities in Swedish America

O'dell, Thomas LU and Gradén, Lizette LU (2018) Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society 2018
Abstract
Heritage has always been an important vehicle through which the past has been mobilized in the present in the nameof specifc cultural identities and communities. Or more specically, as Barbro Klein taught us, “heritage is phenomena in a group’s past that are given high symbolic value and therefore, must be protected for the future” (Klein 2000:25). In what ways have contemporary political processes, neoliberal market forces, and identity politics of the 21st century affected understandings of Swedish heritage in American contexts? Has this changing context affected the manner in which people invoke heritage? This paper analyzes tensions that emerge at the nexus of vernacular expressions and institutional heritage management.
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Barbro Klein, Heritage
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19 pages
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Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society 2018
conference location
Buffalo, New York, United States
conference dates
2018-10-18 - 2018-12-20
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English
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2074a260-6e8f-4c86-b704-f10bdde78523
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  abstract     = {Heritage has always been an important vehicle through which the past has been mobilized in the present in the nameof specifc cultural identities and communities. Or more specically, as Barbro Klein taught us, “heritage is phenomena in a group’s past that are given high symbolic value and therefore, must be protected for the future” (Klein 2000:25). In what ways have contemporary political processes, neoliberal market forces, and identity politics of the 21st century affected understandings of Swedish heritage in American contexts? Has this changing context affected the manner in which people invoke heritage? This paper analyzes tensions that emerge at the nexus of vernacular expressions and institutional heritage management.},
  author       = {O'dell, Thomas and Gradén, Lizette},
  keyword      = {Barbro Klein,Heritage},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Buffalo, New York, United States},
  month        = {10},
  pages        = {19},
  title        = {In the Shadow of the Dalahorse : Making Heritage and Creating Diversities in Swedish America},
  year         = {2018},
}