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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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

Cite this

Reeploeg, S. (2016). 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. In K. Andringa, F. Harry, A. Mareuge, & B. Terrisse (Eds.), Ding, ding, ting: Objects as cultural mediators: Espaces germanophone, néerlandophone et nordique [4] (Mondes Germaniques). Paris: L’Harmattan.