Landscapes as metaphors for national identity/ies
In his monograph, Rainer Guldin takes a closer look at three types of landscape: mountain, forest and river in their function as national identity metaphors for Switzerland, Germany and Austria. A fourth focus is dedicated to the metaphor of aerial roots in terms of identities of exile and migration. He presents a great number of examples from public life and the arts, areas in which these metaphors have been used. For all of the metaphors it proves correct that landscapes in this sense are flexible regarding their multiple meanings, focusing different aspects and usable for different narrations.
All articles (not book covers) in KULT_online from issue 50 on are published under the license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0. All published articles may be reused under the conditions of the license, particularly for commercial purposes and through editing the article (Human-Readable Summary). All authors (have) permitted the publication under the above mentioned license. There is no copyright transfer towards KULT_online. For all book covers specific rights might be reserved, please contact the respective publisher for any lawful reuse. All contributions published in issue 1-49 of KULT_online are free available online and protected by the German Copyright Law.