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HISTORICKÁ SOCIOLOGIE, Vol 11 No 2 (2019), 69–84

(Non)religion in a Museum: Alterna(rra)tives to the Estonian National Story

Atko Remmel

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/23363525.2019.17
published online: 02. 12. 2019


The article analyses the treatment of religion and nonreligion in two current permanent exhibitions at the Estonian National Museum in the light of a Estonian national narrative which is critical of religion/Christianity. National narratives are concurrently a process and an outcome and therefore it is important to study how that narrative changes over time, as it reflects changes in society. The article also studies how culture and religion are represented in the aforementioned exhibitions and how they support the recently emerging phenomenon of separating religion from culture.

keywords: national narrative; Estonia; culture and religion; nonreligion; national museum

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