Cultural Heritage in Europe

Ethnologists' Uses of the Authentic

in Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

This article deals with the often problematic connection between European and ethnological world images. After a short retrospective on the ethnological heritage, it elaborates current social and political problems and determines the ethnological position in these discourses. Finally, it recommends the imagination of an 'ethnology of the present', which increasingly focuses its lens on the European margins, across boundaries, and on movements: ethnology as a 'social ethnography' of the culturally vagrant, ambivalent and fluid.

Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

(formerly: Anthropological Yearbook of European Cultures)