P304
Ethnic identity, narrative and attachment to place

Convenors:
Christine Dupres (National Policy Consensus Center)
Discussant:
Cristina Sanchez-Carretero, Elizabeth Brabec and Luca Zarilli
Location:
Tower A, Piso 0, Room 4
Start time:
20 April, 2011 at 11:30
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

This panel will work to elucidate and demonstrate relationships that exist between narrative elements of landscape, its symbolic use and peoples' relationship to the land.

Long abstract:

This panel will consider narrative strategies of belonging to place and will be situated in folkloric and ethnographic theory, including theories of performance genres (Abrahams, 1971; Ben Amos, 1969; and Bauman, 1973). What genres and strategies do ordinary people use to create categories of belonging and make reconciliation between culture and history? Considering the landscape and in particular the sites of significance (Hunn, 1998), this panel will work to elucidate and demonstrate relationships that exist between narrative elements of landscape, its symbolic use and peoples' relationship to the land.