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Working Towards Diversity with a Postmigrant Perspective: How to Examine Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Cultural Institutions

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

This article presents ways for researchers and cultural workers to find and examine versions of representation in cultural institutions through a postmigrant perspective.The starting point is Denmark – a European nation state with a diverse composition of citizens likemany others. This diversity is however poorly represented in Danish cultural institutions and the problem is difficult for many cultural workers to discuss due to the hesitation some parts of the population feel about using terms such as race and religion in public discourse. Since much of the research regarding representation is strictly critical in its approach, it is also challenging to find the proper tools and language to discuss and change the current skewed situation. That is however what this article wish to better by first presenting a model of four levels for potential positioning of diverse representation in cultural institutions, and secondly a distinction between the problems of access and depiction in regards to representation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Aesthetics and Culture
ISSN2000-4214
StateSubmitted - 2017

ID: 179556911