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Kulturen im Dialog IV - Culture in Dialogo IV - Cultures in Dialogue IV

Viertes JungakademikerInnen-Forum in Südtirol. Quarto Forum per Neolaureati in Alto Adige. Fourth Forum for Young Graduates in South Tyrol

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Annemarie Profanter

JungakademikerInnen unterschiedlicher Fachgebiete haben sich mit der Idee den interdisziplinären sowie interkulturellen wissenschaftlichen Dialog zu fördern ans Werk gemacht und setzen sich in ihren Beiträgen mit internationalen Fragen beziehungsweise regionalen Themen auseinander.

Neolaureati di diverse facoltà con l’idea di promuovere il dialogo interdisciplinare come anche quello scientifico interculturale si sono dati da fare e trattano nelle loro opere questioni internazionali ossia temi regionali.

In an aim to promote an interdisciplinary and intercultural scientific dialog young graduates of diverse disciplines have tackled the task of intensive investigation into "cultures in dialogue". In their contributions they deal with questions about international and regional issues.

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Museen in der Migrationsgesellschaft: Eine Analyse der aktuellen Kontroverse um die Gestaltung von Kulturinstitutionen (Hannah Fiedler)

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Hannah Fiedler

Museen in der Migrationsgesellschaft:Eine Analyse der aktuellen Kontroverse um die Gestaltung von Kulturinstitutionen

Abstract The topic of “migration and integration” has been broadly discussed in Germany since the 1990s. This article deals with the question if cultural institutions are an issue within this debate.

For two reasons there is a focus on museums. On the one hand because – as a comprehensive literature review shows – in fact there is a particularly multilayered and lively discussion taking place on the relationship between “museums and migration”. On the other hand the author has a special interest due to a conception of museums as instruments of either reproduction or deconstruction of national self-conceptions and social hierarchies.

An analysis of the different threads of the debate shows, that the questions being tackled by the actors involved diverge considerably. The article provides an overview of this broad range of relatively independent discussions. The focus lies on the variety of measures being advocated and the differences in their underlying assumptions about migration and society.

The threads this paper looks at are mainly: the governments positioning, presented in the so called “plans of integration”, the concept of Intercultural Audience Development, the question of institutional discrimination, the discussions about the representation of migration history in museums and the associated claim for a transnationalisation of the historical self-perception of the state, the concept of migration mainstreaming, as well as the trend towards participation, multiperspectivity...

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