Norden, reframed

BURCH, S., 2010. Norden, reframed. Culture Unbound, 2 (1), pp. 565-581. ISSN 2000-1525

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Abstract

This paper calls for Norden to be understood as a metaframe. Related formulations like “Nordic art” or “Nordic welfare” function as mesoframes. These trigger multiple framing devices. A cache of related framing devices constitutes a framing archive. Framing devices work best when operating unobtrusively such that inclusions, exclusions and inconsistencies are condoned or naturalised. Their artifice, however, becomes apparent whenever a frame is questioned. Questioning or criticising a frame gives rise to a framing dispute. The theoretical justification for these typologies is provided at the outset. This schema is then applied to a select range of empirical examples drawn largely from the disciplinary frames (Ernst 1996) of art history and museum studies. Despite this specificity it is envisaged that the general principles set out below can and will be used to address a variety of devices, disputes and archives in Norden and beyond.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Culture Unbound
Creators: Burch, S.
Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press
Place of Publication: Linköping
Date: 2010
Volume: 2
Number: 1
ISSN: 2000-1525
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.10233565DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:17
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:24
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10630

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