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dc.contributor.authorAnttonen, Pertti J.
dc.date.issued2005
dc.date.submitted2016-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2018-07-02 19:51:21
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:58:34Z
dc.identifier617196
dc.identifierOCN: 1030816751
dc.identifier1235-1946
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32113
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/36668
dc.description.abstract"In their study of social practices deemed traditional, scholars tend to use the concept and idea of tradition as an element of meaning in the practices under investigation. But just whose meaning is it? Is it a meaning generated by those who study tradition or those whose traditions are being studied? In both cases, particular criteria for traditionality are employed, whether these are explicated or not. Individuals and groups will no doubt continue to uphold their traditional practices or refer to their practices as traditional. While they are in no way obliged to explicate in analytical terms their criteria for traditionality, the same cannot be said for those who make the study of traditions their profession. In scholarly analysis, traditions need to be explained instead of used as explanations for apparent repetitions and replications or symbolic linking in social practice, values, history, and heritage politics. This book takes a closer look at ‘tradition’ and ‘folklore’ in order to conceptualize them within discourses on modernity and modernism. The first section discusses ‘modern’ and ‘traditional’ as modern concepts and the study of folklore as a modern trajectory. The underlying tenet here is that non-modernity cannot be represented without modern mediation, which therefore makes the representations of non-modernity epistemologically modern. The second section focuses on the nation-state of Finland and the nationalistic use of folk traditions in the discursive production of Finnish modernity and its Others. The insights are applicable worldwide in discussions on cultural representation. "
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudia Fennica Folkloristica
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AC History of art / art & design styles::ACX History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -::ACXJ Art & design styles: from c 1960::ACXJ8 Art & design styles: Postmodernism
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPF Political ideologies::JPFN Nationalism
dc.subject.otherpostmodernism
dc.subject.otherpostmodern
dc.subject.othernational identity
dc.subject.otherfolkloristics
dc.subject.othermodern
dc.subject.othertradition
dc.subject.otherFinland
dc.subject.otherFinnish language
dc.subject.otherFinns
dc.titleTradition through Modernity: Postmodernism and the Nation-State in Folklore Scholarship
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.21435/sff.15
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy8ceefe60-b6e9-4502-8498-ff110bb0f062
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameFinnish Literature Society / SKS
oapen.relation.isFundedByJane and Aatos Erkko Foundation grant and SKS
oapen.relation.isbn9789522228147;9789522228154
oapen.pages215
oapen.place.publicationHelsinki
dc.relationisFundedByf2ba3da1-e4a8-41c9-9a78-bf7b19984191
dc.seriesnumber15


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