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Représenter la suédicité. Ethnographie des modalités de valorisation patrimoniale dans un musée de plein air suédois

Abstract : This research is the result of a several months ethnographic enquiry conducted between August and November 2018 in the Gamla Linköping Open Air Museum in South East Sweden. It details how the concrete methods of valorization of heritage reflect imaginaries and representations associated with the notion of "Swedishness". A first part of this work exhaustively describes the way in which Gamla Linköping museum operates, both in terms of its layout within the space, the activities of which it is the scene and the diversity of actors involved in its operation. The materialization in the tangible form of the cultural registers referring to the national cultural repertory thus reveals the representations actively mobilized in the exhibition of heritage within the museum. Based on the analysis of the discourse produced by museum employees wihch are directly involved in mediation, exhibition and pedagogical transmission practices, the articulation of the criteria defining the good practice of valorization further illustrates different visions of the museum which contradict each other and overlap in the appropriation of a single space. By replacing the three visions of the museum - referring respectively to a real district of the city, a museum, and a space of transmission of a relationship to nature for the community - in the historical, epistemological and institutional context to which they refer, the third part of this work analyzes how heritage regimes mobilize references specific to the national and local context in Sweden and result in particular regimes of authenticity. By explaining the specific relationship to Time, Space and the Other that these regimes induce, it is the evolution of the definition of "Swedishness" which is emerging, and with it the context of a specific swedish heritage memory.
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Manon Burel. Représenter la suédicité. Ethnographie des modalités de valorisation patrimoniale dans un musée de plein air suédois. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2019. ⟨dumas-02300441⟩

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