Lithuanian genocide heritage as discursive formation

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Lithuanian genocide heritage as discursive formation
In the Journal:
Annals of tourism research. 2016, vol. 59, p. 60-78
Notes:
Reikšminiai žodžiai: Diskurso kūrimasis; Foucault'as; Genocidas; Genocidas ir holokaustas; Holokaustas; Lietuvos muziejai; Lietuvos muziejai ir atminties vietos; M. Foucault; Paveldo turizmas; Žinių archeologija; Žinojimo archeologija; Archaeology of Knowledge; Discursive formation; Foucault; Genocide; Genocide and holocaust; Heritage tourism; Holocaust; Lithuanian museums; Lithuanian museums and sites of memory; M. Foucault.
Keywords:
LT
Archeologija / Archaeology; Diskurso kūrimasis; Politinė prievarta / Political violence; Nusikaltimai žmogiškumui / Crime against humanity; Muziejai / Museums; Kultūros paveldas / Cultural heritage; Turizmas / Tourism; Kolektyvinė atmintis / Collective memory.
EN
Archaeology of Knowledge; Discursive formation; Foucault; Genocide and holocaust; Genocide; Lithuanian museums.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThis paper presents a synthesis of Foucault’s Archaeology of Knowledge and the concept of discursive formation to critique museums and sites of memory as spaces in which competing discourses of cultural identity emerge. The research context is the troublesome place of genocide and victimhood in discourses of occupation in Lithuanian museums and sites of memory. Analysis suggests that these exhibitions produce a rarefied field of knowledge around the ideas and concepts that they reveal, and, as discursive tourism texts, they play a role in maintaining the cultural identity of Lithuania. The contribution offers a novel, post-structuralist framework for understanding exhibitions as sites of discourse production, since it is the first study to deploy the ideas from Archaeology of Knowledge into an analysis of specific heritage sites. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1016/j.annals.2016.04.002
ISSN:
0160-7383
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2020-04-18 07:27:27
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