What is it about?
Kranjska sausage played a significant role in the formation and development of Slovene national consciousness from the Spring of Nations onward, faced devaluation in socialist era and experienced a renaissance in the new millennium, when it was also given a role in the project of the construction of the nation-state. The modern rebirth of the this representative culinary object is presented as an interrelated and complex process due to many factors: the efforts of an influential ethnologist, the role of an institution dedicated to the Kranjska sausage, and other persons, groups and institutions with different objectives, ideas and understandings.
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Why is it important?
The article conceptualizes nationalising as an everyday practice, as a network or collection of people, practices, places, institutions, ideologies, objects, technologies, and ideas that define people’s subjectivity and shape their actions and imaginations.
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This page is a summary of: The renaissance of sausage: The role of Kranjska sausage in the contemporary process of reconstructing the Slovenian nation, Nations and Nationalism, November 2019, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/nana.12572.
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