Festivals, Spatiality ant the New Europe

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The principal purpose of this article is to pay attention to events that emphasize and give profile to local, everyday life. It also focuses on “the multiplicity of Europe” and the politics of distinction through local markets, national commemoration days and open-air museums. Cultural heritage is presented as an ongoing process of production and re-production of meaning in these events. The article raises questions about how we can conduct fieldwork on matters as elusive as “the presence of Europe”, and the sensory experiences of taking part in ceremonial activities.

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Hansen, K., (2002) “Festivals, Spatiality ant the New Europe”, Ethnologia Europaea 32(2), p.19-36. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.929

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  • This article was previously published by Museum Tusculanum Press.

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Kjell Hansen (Lund University)

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