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Hyltén-Cavallius, CharlotteORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7092-2447
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Hyltén-Cavallius, C. & Fernstål, C. (2020). “…of immediate use to society”: On folklorists, archives and the definition of “others”. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“…of immediate use to society”: On folklorists, archives and the definition of “others”
2020 (English)In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on archival collections relating to so-called “tattare” and “zigenare” (approximately meaning “tinkers” and “gypsies”) created by Swedish folklore scholars during the twentieth century, and how these scholars influenced politics and interventions regarding these categories. It addresses questions regarding the production of knowledge about these categories and the contexts, structures and actors that have created the basis for these kinds of collections. Special focus is on works by the folklore scholars Carl-Martin Bergstrand and Carl-Herman Tillhagen, and collections at the Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology, Onomastics and Folklore Research and the Nordic Museum Archive. By unfolding the networks of Bergstrand and Tillhagen and following the traces of their work to other archives, the article highlights some of the political and monitoring dimensions in archival practices in relation to minority groups in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: , 2020
Keywords
“zigenare”, “tattare”, folklore archives, follow a label, follow the researcher, political and ideological context, monitoring power, multi-sited archives
National Category
Cultural Studies Ethnology
Research subject
Folklore
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-1716 (URN)
Projects
Antiziganismen och samlingarna -Kunskapsproduktion och samlande vid kulturhistoriska museer och arkiv under 1990-talet.
Funder
Swedish National Heritage Board
Available from: 2019-12-09 Created: 2019-12-09 Last updated: 2020-01-24Bibliographically approved
Hyltén-Cavallius, C. (2019). Föreställda finlandssvenskheter: Intersektionella perspektiv på det svenska i Finland [Review]. Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv, 142
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Föreställda finlandssvenskheter: Intersektionella perspektiv på det svenska i Finland
2019 (Swedish)In: Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv, ISSN 0347-1837, Svenska landsmål ock svenskt folkliv, ISSN 0347-1837, Vol. 142Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Institutet för språk och folkminnen, Kungl. Gustav Adolfs akademien, 2019
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-1714 (URN)
Available from: 2019-12-09 Created: 2019-12-09 Last updated: 2019-12-16Bibliographically approved
Hyltén-Cavallius, C. (2019). Tacka för maten. In: Jenny Nilsson, Susanne Nylund Skog, Fredrik Skott (Ed.), Sånt vi bara gör: . Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag
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2019 (Swedish)In: Sånt vi bara gör / [ed] Jenny Nilsson, Susanne Nylund Skog, Fredrik Skott, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2019Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2019
National Category
Ethnology Languages and Literature Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-1713 (URN)9789173319553 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-09 Created: 2019-12-09 Last updated: 2019-12-16Bibliographically approved
Fernstål, C. & Hyltén-Cavallius, C. (2019). To stage a minority group: the folklorist Carl-Herman Tillhagen and the photographs in the collection Sweden’s gypsies at the Nordic Museum. Arv. Scandinavian Yearbook of Folklore, 129-152
Open this publication in new window or tab >>To stage a minority group: the folklorist Carl-Herman Tillhagen and the photographs in the collection Sweden’s gypsies at the Nordic Museum
2019 (English)In: Arv. Scandinavian Yearbook of Folklore, ISSN 0066-8176, p. 129-152Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the collection of photographs in the archive collection of Sweden's Gypsies (Sw. Sveriges zigenare) at the Nordic Museum, created by the folklorist Carl-Herman Tillhagen. Many of the photographs originate from the so-called inventory of “Swedish Gypsies”, part of the state “Gypsy investigation”, performed in 1954–1956. The aim is to critically analyse Tillhagen’s creation of this collection to gain a greater understanding of the collection and its background. We explore how and in what context Tillhagen compiled the collection and added written information to the photographs. We also place Tillhagen in a century-long anthropological, and colonial, tradition of field works aimed at creating knowledge about “the other” and the use of photography in this practice. In doing this, we pay attention to Tillhagen’s field work methods and role as a “gypsy expert”, his way of using photography and his composition of the collection. The collection can today appear to be both strange and prejudiced, while it also contains rich information of various kinds, e.g. about Roma’s living conditions as well as the normative ideals of the majority society, and about the role of folklore research and the folklore archives in collecting information on national minorities. By producing knowledge about the background of the collection and circumstances surrounding its origin we contribute to the possibility of using its photographs with a critical eye for new interpretations and new knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Kungliga Gustav Adolfs Akademien, 2019
Keywords
archive collections, minority group, photography, Carl-Herman Tillhagen, “Gypsy investigation”, “gypsy expert”
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Ethnology
Research subject
Folklore
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-1712 (URN)
Projects
Antiziganismen och samlingarna. Kunskapsproduktion och samlande vid kulturhistoriska museer och arkiv under 1990-talet.
Funder
Swedish National Heritage Board
Available from: 2019-12-09 Created: 2019-12-09 Last updated: 2019-12-16Bibliographically approved
Hyltén-Cavallius, C. & Fernstål, C. (2015). I stadens utkant: Svensk-romska livsberättelser och lägerplatser från 1900-talet. Nordisk Museologi, 1, 123-132
Open this publication in new window or tab >>I stadens utkant: Svensk-romska livsberättelser och lägerplatser från 1900-talet
2015 (Swedish)In: Nordisk Museologi, ISSN 1103-8152, Vol. 1, p. 123-132Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Roma people have been present in Sweden for at least 500 years. The first members of the group today known as Swedish Roma arrived in the late 1800s, and during a large part of the 1900s they were forced to a nomadic lifestyle. The purpose of this project is to highlight this part of history, in collaboration with Roma associations, focusing on camp sites and life stories during the 1900s and to incorporate this cultural heritage into Swedish public collections at the Swedish History Museum and the Institute for Language and Folklore. The project will combine ethnological interviews with archaeological excavations, and will involve questions about multiculturalism and interaction between Roma and the majority Swedes. 

National Category
Humanities and the Arts Ethnology History and Archaeology
Research subject
Ethnology; Cultural History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-1666 (URN)
Available from: 2019-07-11 Created: 2019-07-11 Last updated: 2019-09-16Bibliographically approved
Hyltén-Cavallius, C. & Fernstål, C. (2015). I stadens utkant: svensk-romska livsberättelser och lägerplatser från 1900-talet. Nordisk Museologi
Open this publication in new window or tab >>I stadens utkant: svensk-romska livsberättelser och lägerplatser från 1900-talet
2015 (Swedish)In: Nordisk Museologi, ISSN 1103-8152Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Ethnology
Research subject
Ethnology; Cultural History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-1715 (URN)
Funder
Swedish National Heritage Board
Available from: 2019-12-09 Created: 2019-12-09 Last updated: 2019-12-16Bibliographically approved
Hyltén-Cavallius, C. & Svanberg, F. (2015). Museums Beyond Homogeneity: Museums and Diversity in Sweden. Museum Worlds: Advances in Research, 3, 140-141
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Museums Beyond Homogeneity: Museums and Diversity in Sweden
2015 (English)In: Museum Worlds: Advances in Research, ISSN 2049-6729, E-ISSN 2049-6737, Vol. 3, p. 140-141Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Ethnology Cultural Studies
Research subject
Ethnology; Cultural History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sprakochfolkminnen:diva-1667 (URN)
Available from: 2019-07-11 Created: 2019-07-11 Last updated: 2019-09-16Bibliographically approved
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