Des bateaux et des hommes: objets interculturels et identité régionale en Norvège Occidentale et dans les Îles Shetland: Of boats and men: intercultural objects and regional identity in Western Norway and the Shetland Islands

Silke Reeploeg

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    Abstract

    This paper analyses the role of the boat as a mediator of both tangible and intangible culture in the North Atlantic region by comparing the representation of boats and seafaring collections in local folk-museum exhibitions in Norway and Scotland. It investigates the similarities and differences in terms of how the coast is defined as a ‘seafaring place’ via objects, particularly the narratives and aspects of communal memory that influence the formation of regional and national cultural traditions. By linking the theory of cultural transfer and material culture studies, and using the micro-historical approach of Alltagsgeschichte, the paper compares how Shetlanders and West Norwegians participate in the construction of and identification with coastal culture or kystkultur by way of maritime objects and narratives
    Original languageFrench/le français
    Title of host publicationDing, ding, ting: Objects as cultural mediators
    Subtitle of host publicationEspaces germanophone, néerlandophone et nordique
    EditorsKim Andringa, Frédérique Harry, Agathe Mareuge, Bénédicte Terrisse
    Place of PublicationParis
    PublisherL’Harmattan
    ISBN (Electronic)978-2-343-07788-8
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2016
    EventDing, ding, ting: Objects as cultural mediators. German, Dutch and Nordic language areas International conference, Université Paris-Sorbonne - Paris, France
    Duration: 11 Apr 201314 Apr 2013

    Publication series

    NameMondes Germaniques

    Conference

    ConferenceDing, ding, ting: Objects as cultural mediators. German, Dutch and Nordic language areas International conference, Université Paris-Sorbonne
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period11/04/1314/04/13

    Keywords

    • cultural transfer
    • coastal heritage
    • intercultural links
    • Norway
    • Shetland
    • Scotland UK

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