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dc.contributor.advisorArntsen, Bjørn
dc.contributor.authorMortensen, Gry Elisabeth
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is about notions of authenticity in the Norwegian-American society Petersburg, Alaska. With the intention of gaining an understanding on why the Norwegian heritage keeps such a strong position in this society, I went into the field, and was surprised by the extensive role of food and the use of the term authentic in connection with it. I found that the idea of authenticity is closely connected to the nature one side, and ideas about the old on the other, constituting a dual possession of the really real. The old and the natural fits perfectly with the perception of Norway, which I argue is the key to its strong position in Petersburg. This conspiracy is imperative in the making of the place Petersburg, and influences, as well as is influenced of, economical spheres, gender and social hierarchies. The thesis is based on a three month fieldwork conducted in Petersburg during the spring of 2008, where qualitative methods led me to the findings I explore. The thesis should be read in connection with my film Doing the Norway, dealing with the issue of living in a society where notions of the past play an extended role, shown through the making of the Little Norway Festival.en
dc.descriptionAccess to the thesis has been removed at the author's request. Tilgang til oppgaven er fjernet etter ønske fra forfatterenen
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dc.publisherUniversitetet i Tromsøen
dc.publisherUniversity of Tromsøen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2009 The Author(s)
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Sosialantropologi: 250en
dc.titleEating the old and the nature : experiencing authenticity through food in Alaska’s Little Norwayen
dc.typeMaster thesisen

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