Dutch society has undergone radical changes in recent years, due to complex political, social and ethnic developments. Reframing Dutch Culture examines issues of nationality, ethnicity, culture and identity in The Netherlands from an ethnological perspective, linking past traditions and notions of identity with more recent transformations. Weaving in a range of fascinating case studies, contributors provide an interdisciplinary analysis of these changes. The developments are related to wider European and global transformation processes, highlighting the contribution of Dutch ethnology to the international debate. This timely collection provides a fascinating and insightful window on modern Dutch society.
Dr Peter Jan Margry, Senior Research Fellow in religious Culture at the Department of Dutch Ethnology of the Meertens Institute, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Netherlands and Dr Herman Roodenburg, Head of Department of Dutch Ethnology at the Meertens Institute, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Netherlands and Professor of Cultural History at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
'This absorbing account of contemporary Dutch culture makes an important and original contribution to current debates over cultural heritage and national identity. It should appeal to readers in a variety of countries and disciplines.' Peter Burke, University of Cambridge, UK