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Introducing Elisabeth Timm

Elisabeth Timm

, including a comparison of public and commercial seminars in this field. This research was inspired by the Tübingen school of Empirische Kulturwissenschaft, which first enlarged traditional Volkskunde with sociological perspectives from the Frankfurt School

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European Anthropology as a Fortuitous Accident?

Reflections on the Sustainability of the Field

Čarna Brković

anthropology of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. There is yet another split in German contexts between ‘ethnology’ (formerly Völkerkunde, now Ethnologie ) as a study of the Other, and ‘ Europäische Ethnologie ’ (formerly Volkskunde ) as a study of

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Land Reclamations

Boundary Work as Production of Disciplinary Uniqueness

Klaus Schriewer

were colonised by social anthropology. When I studied Europäische Ethnologie ( Volkskunde, European Ethnology) in 1980s West Germany, there was a pronounced spirit of critical cultural studies focusing on the everyday, inspired by a historical view

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Cristina Clopot, Ullrich Kockel, and Vytis Čiubrinskas

-political support and standing up for the place and role of anthropology vis-à-vis history, sociology or ethnology ( Volkskunde -style) as the usually more dominant disciplines in these countries. Setting an example of a scholar acting internationally (e

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Regina F. Bendix

gender ] (Beiträge der 11. Arbeitstagung der Kommission für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Volkskunde, Wien, Februar 2007; Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Ethnologie der Universität Wien, Bd. 31) ( Vienna

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Marcos Farias Ferreira, Máiréad Nic Craith, Markéta Slavková, Linda M. Mülli, Mariann Vaczi, Annika Lems, and Işıl Karataş

land is a modern fabrication in urgent need of critical re-reading. It was first introduced at the beginning of the twentieth century when some of the most important representatives of Volkskunde started to inquire into Krampus customs in Austria. By

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Alessandro Testa

experience” to be considered for a permanent position’. The same can be said about the kin-disciplines Europäische Ethnologie and Volkskunde. Two lessons can be learnt from the example of Germany. (1) Some national traditions do not seek to become

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On the Usefulness of Boundary Re-work

Francisco Martínez

Damián, yet for some of those trained in ethnology or Volkskunde, it has been perceived as a tool for the expansion of the British tradition. All in all, he shows how the project of European anthropology emerged as the result of tension between the

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Between Boundary-Work and Cosmopolitan Aspirations

A Historical Genealogy of EASA (and European Anthropology)

Damián Omar Martínez

traditions of folklore studies, ethnology or Volkskunde, EASA can be perceived as ‘the colonial project of a powerful neighbour-discipline claiming and invading a new territory (Europe)’ (Schriewer, in the Forum section of this issue). I contend that it