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Ethnology, Myth and Politics: Anthropologizing Croatian Ethnology Dunja Rihtman-Augustin

Ethnology, Myth and Politics: Anthropologizing Croatian Ethnology

Dunja Rihtman-Augustin

Published August 30th 2004
ISBN : 9780754640394
Hardcover
144 pages
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The book offers a critical overview of Croatian ethnology written by the most prominent Croatian ethnologist/ anthropologist in the second half of the 20th century - Dunja Rihtman-Augustin (recently deceased). She was the first Croatian ethnologistMoreThe book offers a critical overview of Croatian ethnology written by the most prominent Croatian ethnologist/ anthropologist in the second half of the 20th century - Dunja Rihtman-Augustin (recently deceased). She was the first Croatian ethnologist to break up with the long established tradition of diffusionist (culture area) studies of her contemporaries and start to anthropologize Croatian ethnology. This book, compiled and completed by Jasna Capo Zmegac, highlights some crucial remarks with regards to the relationship between ethnology and politics. They are formulated as a series of research questions and problems, including#58- the role of folk culture as mythomoteur, cannonization of the folk culture, nationalization of the peasants in the 19th century and the role of ethnology. This vividly written text offers an exceptional insight into Croatian ethnological developments in the past century, as well as into crucial ruptures in Croatian society which have had important repercussions on ethnological discipline.p Contents#58- Between ethnicity and nationbr Vuk Karad ic#58- past and present or on the history of folk culturebr The Zadruga between real and imagined orderbr Antun Radic#58- peasants into Croatsbr Distancing ethnology from politicsbr Ethnology during socialism and afterbr Ethnology and the ethnomythbr Anthropologizing ethnologybr The ethno-anthropologist in his native field#58- to observe or to witness?br The ICTY in The Hague and anthropological expertise?br Bibliographybr Index. PAuthor Biography#58- Dunja Rihtman-Augustin, Professor, originally a journalist, was the head of the Institute of Folk Art in Zagreb from 1972-1986 and President of the Croatian Ethnological Society.