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Volume 17

Ethnologia Balkanica
Journal for Southeast European Anthropology
Zeitschrift für die Anthropologie Südosteuropas
Journal d’ethnologie du sud-est européen

Volume 17/2014 (published 2015)
Changing Paradigms. The State of the Ethnological Sciences in Southeast Europe
Edited by Klaus Roth
LIT-Verlag 2015, 388 p., ISSN 1111-0411, ISBN 978-3-643-90621-2



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 cultures.

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


Klaus Roth, Munich
Changes of Paradigms: The Ethnological Sciences in Southeast Europe in the European Context

Part I: The situation in the individual Southeast European countries

Armanda Hysa Kodra, Tirana
Between Status Quo and Change. The State of Post-Communist Albanian Ethnology

Larisa Kurtović, Chicago
Conundrums of Ethnological and Anthropological Research in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Milena Benovska-Săbkova, Evgenija Krăsteva-Blagoeva, Sofia
Bulgarian Ethnology in the Wake of 1989: Ideas, Practices, Institutions

Jasna Čapo, Valentina Gulin Zrnić, Zagreb
Croatian Ethnology as Cultural Anthropology at Home

Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou, Jutta Lauth Bacas, Athens
The Ethnological Sciences in Greece Since the Late 1980s: The View from Folklore and Social Anthropology

Arbnora Dushi, Prishtina
Talking to Ourselves: Albanian Folklore Studies in Kosovo and the Challenges They Face Today

Ljupčo Risteski, Ilina Jakimovska, Skopje
Against All Odds: Auto-Reflexive Reconstructions of the Development of Ethnology and Anthropology as Academic Disciplines in the Republic of Macedonia (since 1990)

Ludmila D. Cojocaru, Chișinău
Studying and Teaching Anthropology in Moldova after 1991: Legacies, Opportunities, and Deadlocks

Danijela Đukić, Ana Popović, Perast, and Vesna Vučinić Nešković, Belgrade
Ethnology in Montenegro: an Overview from 1990 to the Present

Stelu Șerban, Ștefan Dorondel, Bucharest
Social Anthropology in Romania after 1990: Shifting Frames

Saša Nedeljković, Belgrade
A Contribution to the Study of the Development of Ethnology and Anthropology in Post-Socialist Serbia

Tanja Petrović, Ljubljana
Studying Post-Socialism in Slovenia: the State of the Art

Asker Kartarı, Istanbul
The Culture and Education Policies and the Cultural Sciences in Turkey

Part II: Ethnological institutions, associations, and journals in Southeast Europe

Albania (Armanda Hysa Kodra)
Bosnia-Herzegovina (Larisa Kurtović)
Bulgaria (Milena Benovska-Săbkova, Evgenija Krăsteva-Blagoeva)
Croatia (Jasna Čapo, Valentina Gulin Zrnić)
Greece (Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou, Jutta Lauth Bacas)
Kosovo (Arbnora Dushi)
Macedonia (Ilina Jakimovska, Ljupčo Risteski)
Moldova (Ludmila D. Cojocaru)
Montenegro (Vesna Vučinić-Nešković, Danijela Đukić)
Romania (Ovidiu Oltean, Ștefan Dorondel, Stelu Șerban)
Serbia (Vesna Vučinić-Nešković, Aleksandra Pavićević)
Slovenia (Tanja Petrović)
Turkey (Asker Kartarı)

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