For­ma­tion of taste as «do­ing na­tion»: ob­ser­va­tions while tak­ing a break

This text documents thoughts – on the formation of taste as a hegemonial practice of nation building, on taste and distinction and on the author's own habitus – developed during repeated visits to Sihlfeld cemetery in Zurich. It concludes with considerations on a second-order formation of taste in present times.

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