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Kulturarv: ikon för en sekulariserad tid
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies. Högskolan på Gotland, projektet Kulturarvspolitik.
2006 (Swedish)In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 15, no 3, 67-76 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines how the term 'holiness' can be applied to the discussion about cultural heritage, and raises the question whether cultural heritage might even have substituted institutionalized religion as an object of devotion in a secularized society. A comparison between the religious field and the heritage field is performed by studying two specific examples, the Trinity icon by Andrej Rublev and the medieval wall surrounding the city of Visby, Sweden. Different aspects of these examples are examined, such as Creating distance - creating intimacy; Pedagogical example - The real thing; Who is the subject, who's zoomin' who?; The bless and to petrify; Between preservation and use, form and function. The parallells between the religious field and the heritage field end up in a conclusion that 'holiness' needs to be re-introduced as a factor - not least in a time and society of increasing cultural diversity.

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Umeå, 2006. Vol. 15, no 3, 67-76 p.
Keyword [en]
heritage, heritagisation, religion, sacredness
Keyword [sv]
kulturarv, kulturarvifiering, religion, sakralitet
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Cultural Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-79488OAI: diva2:642067
Available from: 2013-08-20 Created: 2013-08-20 Last updated: 2013-08-27Bibliographically approved

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