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Volume 16

Ethnologia Balkanica
Journal for Southeast European Anthropology
Zeitschrift für die Anthropologie Südosteuropas
Journal d’ethnologie du sud-est européen
Volume 16/2012 (published 2013)

Southeast European (Post)Modernities. Part 2: Changing Forms of Identity, Religiosity, Law and LabourEdited by Klaus Roth, Jennifer Cash, Jutta Lauth Bacas

LIT-Verlag 2013, 376 S., ISSN 1111-0411, ISBN 978-3-643-90439-3

More than twenty years of rapid change under the combined impact of transformation, globalization, and EU integration have deeply affected the structures of everyday life in Southeast Europe and have produced a variety of (post-)modern life styles. The contributions focus on the changing practices and patterns of everyday life. The concepts of “multiple modernities” and “post-modernity” appear to be particularly appropriate for a region in which everyday life is marked by often sharp contrasts: the coexistence of modern and traditional labour relations and legal concepts, the return to traditional religions and the adherence to new religious forms, the enthusiasm for modern communication technologies and the reliance on national identification. Understanding these paths to (post-)modernity is relevant for those generally interested in processes of socio-cultural change, but particularly for those interested in the Balkans.



Changing Labour Relations

Olsi Lelaj, Tirana
The Proletarianisation of the Peasantry. A Narrative of Socialist Modernity in Albania

Sonia Catrina, Bucharest
Characteristics of Rural Tourist Enterprises Developed by the “New Peasants” of Maramureș

Ivanka Petrova, Sofia
Religiöse Praxen in bulgarischen Kleinunternehmen

Marina Simić, Belgrade
When Money Is Not Enough. Selling and Shopping in Novi Sad

Ivaylo Markov, Sofia
Titostalgia and Euro Hopes. Longing for the Yugoslav Times among Albanian Labour Migrants from Macedonia

Civil Law – Customary Law

Nebi Bardhoshi, Tirana
Albanian Communism and Legal Pluralism. The Question of Kanun Continuity

Jadranka Djordjevic Crnobrnja, Belgrade
Between Custom and the Law. The Example of Inheritance in Serbia

Forms of Religiosity

Nicolai Staab, Erfurt
Applying Theories of Religion in Modernity to Southeast Europe. The Case of Post-Socialist Romania

Aleksandra Djurić-Milovanović, Belgrade
“How long have you been in the truth?” Expressing New Forms of Religiosity: Romanian Neo-Protestants in Serbia

Georgeta Nazarska, Sofia
Youth Cultures, the Orthodox Church, and Nationalist Formations in Bulgaria Coexistence in the Postmodern Situation

Aleksandra Pavićević, Belgrade
Soul of Dandelion. Religion, Death and Politics in the “Seeing off” of the Body and Funeral of Patriarch Pavle

Milesa Stefanović-Banović, Belgrade
Material Culture as a Source of Orthodox Christian Identity in Serbia at the End of the 20th and the Beginning of the 21st Century

Katerina Seraïdari, Brussels
Religious Processions in the Aegean (Greece). Issues of Gender, Social Status and Politics

Vesna Vučinić-Nešković, Belgrade
Revival of Processions in Contemporary Montenegro. Litiyas of Kuti and Their Transformation since the 1990s

Redefining National and Ethnic Identities

Martina Baleva, Basel
The Empire Strikes Back. Image Battles and Image Frontlines during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878

Goze Orhon, Ankara
Official Memory of the 1980 Coup in Turkey. Story of a Downfall

Daniel Habit, Munich
Becoming “European”? Interpretations of Cultural Heritage in European Capitals of Culture

Vesna Trifunović, Belgrade
Transition as a Winning or a Losing Game. Social Conceptualizations and Identifications in Post-Socialist Serbia

Ljiljana Gavrilović, Belgrade
MMORPG: An Entrance into the World Without Borders

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International Association for Southeast European Anthropology (InASEA)

Institut für Volkskunde der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

LIT-Verlag, Berlin