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ERIC Number: EJ1140616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr-28
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1529-8094
"Being Sami Is My Strength": Contemporary Sami Artists
Ruokonen, Inkeri; Eldridge, Laurie
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v18 n17 Apr 2017
The aim of this case study was to discover how three Sami artists present their culture in their arts and how their art grows from Sami traditions. Our first purpose was to find out how they use their art forms' roots to create new ideas. The other purpose of this study was to bring into discussion the importance of a minority culture's arts in teacher education programmes. The data was collected from the writings of and interviews with three Sami artists for whom Sami tradition is strongly present. Sami artists can be seen as an open space for challenging preoccupations and prejudices in which traditions and artistic practices work as playful means of questioning the ways in which subjects, social interactions, and practices are constructed. In these artistic processes, subjects and cultures become hybrid and a changing force for interaction among cultural traditions, other cultural ideas, and the environment to generate new arts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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