Festivals and Revelry: a Study of Identity in the Cantons of Modern Switzerland

Taylor, Courtney Gayle (2014) Festivals and Revelry: a Study of Identity in the Cantons of Modern Switzerland. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Dr. Miguel Centellas from Political Science, University of Mississippi.

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The following paper seeks to address the question of whether or not Fribourg and the other Swiss cantons are able to maintain a cantonal identity in the increasingly globalized political system and what methods are used for this identity preservation. This “reproduction of identity” in the cantonal system (also referred to as “cultural reproduction”) will be the focus of my thesis. After looking at the literature on identity formation, familiarizing myself with the history of Switzerland, the cantonal system, and the canton of Fribourg, and finally collecting and analyzing data on identity formation practices in the guise of festivals, I believe it is safe to reach the conclusion that cantonal identity is still strong in Fribourg.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Taylor, Courtney Gayle
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in International Studies
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Miguel Centellas
Thesis Advisor's Department: Political Science
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JZ International relations
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
Depositing User: Ms Courtney Gayle Taylor
Date Deposited: 09 May 2014 14:17
Last Modified: 13 May 2014 14:56
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/123

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