Borders of Belonging: Experiencing History, War and Nation at a Danish Heritage Site Mads Daugbjerg

ISBN: 9780857459763

Published: February 11th 2014

Hardcover

214 pages


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Borders of Belonging: Experiencing History, War and Nation at a Danish Heritage Site  by  Mads Daugbjerg

Borders of Belonging: Experiencing History, War and Nation at a Danish Heritage Site by Mads Daugbjerg
February 11th 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 214 pages | ISBN: 9780857459763 | 5.48 Mb

In an era cross-cut with various agendas and expressions of national belonging and global awareness, the nation as a collective reference point and experienced entity stands at the center of complex identity struggles. This book explores how suchMoreIn an era cross-cut with various agendas and expressions of national belonging and global awareness, the nation as a collective reference point and experienced entity stands at the center of complex identity struggles. This book explores how such struggles unfold in practice at a highly symbolic battlefield site in the Danish/German borderland.

Comprised of an ethnography of two profoundly different institutions - a conventional museum and an experience-based heritage center - it analyses the ways in which staff and visitors interfere with, relate to, and literally make sense of the war heritage and its national connotations. Borders of Belonging offers a comparative, in-depth analysis of the practices and negotiations through which history is made and manifested at two houses devoted to the interpretation of one event: the decisive battle of the 1864 war in which Otto von Bismarck, on his way to uniting the new German Empire, led the Prussian army to victory over the Danish.

Working through his empirical material to engage with and challenge established theoretical positions in the study of museums, modernity, and tourism, Mads Daugbjerg demonstrates that national belonging is still a key cultural concern, even as it asserts itself in novel, muted, and increasingly experiential ways. Mads Daugbjerg is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Aarhus University.

His publications on heritage practices, cultural tourism, and the concept of experience include articles in the International Journal of Heritage Studies and in Museum and Society, as well as a co-edited special issue of History and Anthropology (with Thomas Fibiger) on Globalized Heritage (2011).



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