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dc.contributor.authorPotinkara, Nika
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-25T11:28:16Z
dc.date.available2015-11-25T11:28:16Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.isbn978-951-39-6400-9
dc.identifier.otheroai:jykdok.linneanet.fi:1504581
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/47819
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the construction of ethnicity in the permanent exhibitions of two museums: Siida, the National Museum of the Finnish Sámi and the Nature Centre of Metsähallitus, and Ájtte, the Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum. The study is motivated by three research questions: What kind of ethnic categories and boundaries do the exhibitions create? How is Sámi ethnicity defined by displaying cultural features? How do the exhibitions depict relationships between the Sámi and other ethnicities, governmental power, the ‘Sámi area’, and nature? The exhibitions are examined in the context of the contemporary public discussion about Sámi ethnicity; the study aims to explain how the two museums, by presenting Sámi culture and history, contribute to this discussion. The theoretical framework of the study is based on a constructionist view of ethnicity, which assumes that ethnic boundaries are maintained by a limited set of cultural features. The primary data of the study consist of the permanent exhibitions of Siida and Ájtte which were first put on display between the years 1989–2005, and were studied by the author during the period 2009–2012. The exhibitions were analyzed qualitatively within the theoretical and methodological framework of discourse analysis. The secondary data include several exhibitions on Sámi culture in other museums, a variety of media materials reflecting contemporary discussions and debates about Sámi ethnicity, and interviews with museum staff. The findings of the study suggest that the two museums, with a few possible exceptions, tend to produce a clear and stable ethnic boundary between the Sámi and other ethnicities. Most of the established symbols of Sámi ethnicity, occurring frequently in the public discussion about the Sámi, serve to signify the ethnic boundary in the museums as well. The Sámi are represented as one of the northern indigenous peoples, living in the ‘Sámi area’ and being closely connected to nature. The exhibitions of Siida and Ájtte thus resemble the images produced by the Sámi movement, emphasizing the unity and togetherness of the Sámi people rather than cultural or social heterogeneity within Sámi societies.
dc.format.extent1 verkkoaineisto (273 sivua)
dc.language.isofin
dc.publisherUniversity of Jyväskylä
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJyväskylä studies in humanities
dc.subject.otherYlä-Lapin luontokeskus Siida
dc.subject.otherSiida
dc.subject.otherRuotsin tunturi- ja saamelaismuseo Ájtte
dc.subject.otherÁjtte
dc.subject.otheritserepresentaatio
dc.subject.othernäyttelykokemukset
dc.subject.otherparadigmanmuutos
dc.subject.otheretnopoliittiset käytännöt
dc.subject.othersaamelaiskategoriat
dc.subject.otherkulttuuriympäristöpuhe
dc.subject.otherympäristöuhkapuhe
dc.subject.otherethnicity
dc.subject.otherthe Sámi
dc.subject.otherdiscourse analysis
dc.subject.othermuseum exhibitions
dc.titleEtnisyyden rakentuminen kahden saamelaismuseon perusnäyttelyissä
dc.identifier.urnURN:ISBN:978-951-39-6400-9
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.type.ontasotVäitöskirjafi
dc.type.ontasotDoctoral dissertationen
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaHumanistinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaFaculty of Humanitiesen
dc.contributor.yliopistoUniversity of Jyväskyläen
dc.contributor.yliopistoJyväskylän yliopistofi
dc.contributor.oppiaineEtnologiafi
dc.subject.methodKriittinen diskurssianalyysi
dc.relation.issn1459-4331
dc.relation.numberinseries272
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysoetnosentrismi
dc.subject.ysosaamelaisuus
dc.subject.ysoetninen identiteetti
dc.subject.ysokulttuuri-identiteetti
dc.subject.ysokulttuurierot
dc.subject.ysoalkuperäiskansat
dc.subject.ysomuseot
dc.subject.ysonäyttelytoiminta
dc.subject.ysorepresentaatio
dc.subject.ysokonstruktivismi
dc.subject.ysoSaamenmaa


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