The Norwegian Trekking Association: trekking as constituting the nation

Gro Birgit Ween, Simone Abram

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This article takes a performative approach to understanding the significance of hiking practices in `wilderness' landscapes. It examines the role of the Norwegian Trekking Association in nationalising hiking practices in Norway through the use of technologies of governance and by incorporating people into particular practices of movement. The paper thus shows how the Association was implicated in the production and continued re-production of anationalised landscape, and how the performance of route-making and route-following have prioritised certain kinds of activities, and hence certain kinds of people, over others.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-171
Number of pages17
JournalLandscape Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012


  • trekking
  • performing the nation


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