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Heritage on Stage: The Invention of Ethnic Place in America's Little Switzerland (Paperback)
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Heritage on Stage: The Invention of Ethnic Place in America's Little Switzerland (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 30/11/1998
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Drawing on sociology, social history, ethnic studies, performance studies, geography and history, this text provides a discussion of the ways in which landscape, heritage and the search for authenticity create an identity in a unique ethnic American community.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299159542
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


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"Hoelscher's work brings together rich and diverse data that permit us to see the changing actors, motivations, and representations in New Glarus' complex history of fashioning its ethnic heritage. Heritage on Stage is at once a case study and a far more broadly applicable reading of the confluence of place, politics, and the market in ethnic histories."--Regina Bendix, Department of Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania and author of "In Search of Authenticity: The Formation of Folklore Studies"

"A remarkable achievement. By focusing on New Glarus, Steven Hoelscher gives us not only one Wisconsin town in all its self-inventing, self-dramatizing power but also suggests how aspiring towns and cities all over the world may now have to theatricalize their past to reach the twin goals of group pride and prosperity."--Yi-Fu Tuan, J. K. Wright and Vilas Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison


"In this ambitious and interdisciplinary study, Steven Hoelscher shows how place and memory come together for the performance of ethnic identity. The book explores issues about irony and authenticity through participant observation and critical reflection. This is a tour de force which will excite the fields of ethnic studies and the new cultural geography alike."--Gerry Kearns, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

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