Changing Paradigms

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Klaus Roth (Ed.)

The State of the Ethnological Sciences in Southeast Europe

ISBN 978-3-643-90621-2
Band-Nr. 17
Jahr 2015
Seiten 392
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Ethnologia Balkanica

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-90621-2 Kategorien: , ,


The development of the ethnological sciences in Southeast
Europe, that is, of ethnology, ethnography, folklore, and
cultural or social anthropology, has been dealt with
extensively – from a historical distance – for the period
before 1990; for most Balkan countries this was the period
of socialism.

This volume unites analyses of the ensuing development of
the ethnological sciences in rapidly transforming Southeast
Europe by scholars involved in the turbulent processes of
modernizing change. Their insightful and engaged
contributions show, that these changes were indeed changes
of basic paradigms, transforming the past-oriented and often
ideologically biassed or exploited disciplines into modern,
reflexive, and critical ones focussing on socio-cultural
aspects of Balkan societies.

Apart from its portrayal of the present state of the
ethnological disciplines, this volume also offers a
comprehensive list of all ethnological institutions,
associations, and journals in Southeast Europe. It thus
helps to promote the scholarly exchange and cooperation
between all those interested in Balkan societies and

Klaus Roth is professor em. at the Institute
for European Ethnology at the Ludwig Maximillian University