Ann Wand

Ann Wand
University of Oxford | OX · Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (ISCA)

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I'm a Research Affiliate in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford where I am writing a book on Italy's segregated school system in South Tyrol, Italy. My research interests include: education and language policy, land attachment, border relations, nationalism, religion, folklore, identity studies, multiculturalism, and multilingualism

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Publications (7)
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Wand, A., 2018. Introduction: the (re)invention of tradition and identity politics in four European case studies. Ethnoscripts special issue: Tradition, performance and identity politics in European festivals, [e-journal] 20(1) (2018). Available through: University of Hamburg: https://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/ethnoscripts
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Presented as part of the language symposium on language policy at SOAS, University of London on 22 September 2017.
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The South Tyrolean border between Austria and Italy has experienced social conflict since the nineteenth century when the area was under Habsburg rule. After the First World War, when portions of Austria were redistributed to northern Italy, efforts were made by Mussolini’s government to Italianize the province to eradicate the German language from...
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The Italian region of South Tyrol, just south of the Austrian border, has historically functioned as a ‘conflict zone’ between German- and Italian-speakers. The region, which is home to three linguistic groups (the Ladin-, Italian-, and German-speakers), has experienced social conflict since the nineteenth century, when the area was under Hapsburg...
Thesis
My doctoral research focused on the province of South Tyrol, Italy, a border region situated just south of Austria. The region is considered a ‘peace model’ by many nation-states since the creation of the province’s autonomy statutes. The objective of these statutes was to allow for minority protection of the German- and Ladin-speaking communities...
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For years British social and cultural anthropology has prided itself on defining concepts of 'ethnicity' and 'identity' in reference to the 'other' (see Barth 1969; Blok 1998). Research has been conducted on native reactions to religious and political indoctrination via post-colonial regimes, however, little research has been dedicated towards lang...