Ein Erinnerungsfonds für die ‚Tiroler Volkskultur‘?
Die Ploner-Debatte (2011–2014) als Anstoß und Hemmnis eines Forschungsprojekts über Trachten in Tirol
Schlagworte:folk culture, folk costume renewal, folk costume associations, culture of remembrance
This article features and interprets the ‘Ploner-Debate’, a public debate in Tyrol and South Tyrol, that focussed on the interdependencies between ‘folk culture’ (‘Volkskultur’) and NS-ideology in historical perspective and the contemporary dealing with this ‘brown heritage’ in political and public contexts. As one important result of this debate, the provincial government of Tyrol initiated research projects on this topic, among them one about the Intermediate Post for ‘German Folk Costume’ (Mittelstelle ‘Deutsche Tracht’) in Innsbruck (1939–1945), its head Gertrud Pesendorfer and its effects up to today. By reconstructing the debate, this article explains the background, aims and challenges of a research project about folk costumes in the context of current discussions around ‘folk culture’ (‘Volkskultur’) in European Ethnology.