Everyday Culture in Europe: Approaches and Methodologies

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Máiréad Nic Craith, Reinhard Johler, Professor Ullrich Kockel
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Nov 28, 2012 - Science - 200 pages

This book discusses the history and contemporary practice of studying cultures 'at home', by examining Europe's regional or 'small' ethnologies of the past, present and future. With the rise of nationalism and independence in Europe, ethnologies have often played a major role in the nation-building process. The contributors to this book offer case studies of ethnologies as methodologies, showing how they can address key questions concerning everyday life in Europe. They also explore issues of European integration and the transnational dimension of culture in Europe today, and examine how regional ethnologies can play a crucial part in forming a wider 'European ethnology' as local participants have experience of combining identities within larger regions or nations.

 

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Contents

Visions for a Discipline or Power Struggle?
19
The Case
65
How Large are the Issues for Small Ethnographies? Bulgarian
81
Lithuanian Ethnology between
101
When is Small Beautiful? The Transformations of Swedish Ethnology
119
A CaseStudy of Sorb Cultural Research
133
Towards a European Ethnology
149
Ethnology in the North of Ireland
165
ndex
185
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Máiréad Nic Craith is Professor of European Culture and Society at the Academy for Irish Culture Heritages, University of Ulster, UK. Ullrich Kockel is Professor of Ethnology and Folklife at the Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages, University of Ulster, UK. Reinhard Johler is based at Eberhard-Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany.

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