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By Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers, Bernd J. Fischer

''... a pioneering attempt in English-language stories on Albania.'' -- Nicholas C. Pano

Albanian background is permeated through myths and legendary narratives that frequently serve political reasons, from the depiction of the mythical ''founder of the nation,'' Skanderbeg, to the exploits of the KLA within the fresh Kosovo battle. The essays in Albanian Identities, via a multinational, multidisciplinary group of students and non-academic experts, deconstruct general political or historiographical myths approximately Albania's prior and current, bringing to mild the ways that Albanian myths have served to justify and direct violence, buttress political strength, and foster inner solidarity. Albanian Identities demonstrates the ability of myths to this present day, as they underpin political and social tactics in crisis-ridden, post-totalitarian Albania.

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Further research using these theories may show exactly how small, local museums differ from large and traditional ones, and how to document and quantify their community impact. We who love museums have always enjoyed these unusual places, but perhaps with these tools borrowed 42 ELIZABETH VALLANCE from traditional curriculum theory we can better learn to characterize and understand why we do. NOTES 1. Ron Chew, “In Praise of the Small Museum,” Museum News 81, no. 2 (March/April 2002): 36–41. 2.

Over 450 Pieces—Hand Carved Limestone,” all the work of one sculptor. Inez Marshall was a former truck driver who began carving (a limestone squirrel, using her father’s knife) while in her twenties and recovering from a broken back. She saw sculpting as a God-given talent and made it her life’s work, taking instructions from God to create a collection that she claimed numbered 450, although when it was inventoried after she suffered a stroke at 77, the pieces totaled 68. The museum, housed in a former service station in a prairie town of 150, miles from anywhere, housed her whole collection and at least one work in progress (the wheel for a life-sized Harley-Davidson motorcycle).

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