A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology, Band 41 1. Aufl.
A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe offers a survey of contemporary Europeanist anthropology and European ethnology, and a guide to emerging trends in this geographical field of research. Providing a synthesis of the different traditions and contemporary approaches, the book is both thematic and fully cross-European in its approach. Provides an authoritative guide for researchers, instructors and students of anthropology and European studies Discusses important emerging trends in this broadening field of research Includes established names and rising stars who will shape the discipline in years to come
Notes on Contributors viii 1 Introduction: The Frontiers of Europe and European Ethnology 1Ullrich Kockel, Máiréad Nic Craith, and Jonas Frykman Part I Europe’s Cardinal Directions 11 2 The Anthropology of Mediterranean Societies 13Christian Giordano 3 Nordic Reflections on Northern Social Research 32Hugh Beach 4 Multiculturalism in North America and Europe 51Reginald Byron 5 Anthropology in Postsocialist Europe 68Micha? Buchowski 6 Europe in Eurasia 88Chris Hann 7 Mitteleuropean Ethnology in Transition 103Gabriela Kiliánová Part II European Integration 123 8 Anthropological Studies of European Identity Construction 125Lisanne Wilken 9 Memory, Citizenship, and Consumer Culture in Postsocialist Europe 145Ksenija Vidmar Horvat 10 The Europe of Regions and Borderlands 163Thomas M. Wilson 11 Citizenship(s) in European Contexts 181Catherine Neveu and Elena Filippova 12 Local Practices of European Identity on the New Eastern Borders of the EU 199Justyna Straczuk 13 European Politics, Policies, and Institutions 212Marion Demossier Part III European Heritages 231 14 Presencing Europe’s Pasts 233Sharon Macdonald 15 An Anthropology of War and Recovery: Lived War Experiences 253Maja Povrzanovic´ Frykman 16 European Religious Fragmentation and the Rise of Civil Religion 275Peter Jan Margry 17 Studying Muslims of Europe 295Gabriele Marranci 18 Roma and Sinti: The “Other” within Europe 310Sabrina Kopf 19 Landscape, Landscape History, and Landscape Theory 322Norbert Fischer Part IV Cultural Practice 337 20 European Tourism 339Orvar Löfgren 21 The Diversity of European Food Cultures 355Gisela Welz 22 Language, Power, and Politics in Europe 373Máiréad Nic Craith 23 Europe at the Crossroads of Rights and Culture(s) 389Valdimar Tr. Hafstein and Martin Skrydstrup 24 Corporate Social Responsibility and Cultural Practices on Globalizing Markets 407Christina Garsten 25 Extreme Neo-nationalist Music Scenes at the Heart of Europe 425David Murphy 26 Anthropological Perspectives on the European Urban Landscape 440Christiane Schwab Part V Disciplinary Boundary Crossings 457 27 Medical Anthropology and Anthropological Studies of Science 459Maryon McDonald 28 Uses of the Internet in European Ethnographic Research 480Elisenda Ardévol and Adolfo Estalella 29 Visual Culture, Ethnography, and Interactive Media 497Terence Wright 30 Hybrid Worlds of Europe: Theoretical and Practical Aspects 519Elka Tschernokoshewa 31 An Anthropological Perspective on Literary Arts in Ireland 537Helena Wulff 32 Toward an Ethnoecology of Place and Displacement 551Ullrich Kockel 33 A Tale of Two Disciplines: European Ethnology and the Anthropology of Europe 572Jonas Frykman Index 590
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Ullrich Kockel is Professor of Ethnology at the University of Ulster and an Academician of the UK’s Academy of the Social Sciences. His recent publications include Culture and Economy: Contemporary Perspectives (edited, 2002), and Re-Visioning Europe: Frontiers, Place Identities and Journeys in Debatable Lands (2010). He has been elected President of the Société Internationale d’Ethnologie et de Folklore (2008-11), and is currently editor of the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures. Máiréad Nic Craith is Professor of European Culture and Society at the University of Ulster. She is the author ofPlural Identities, Singular Narratives: The Case of Northern Ireland (2002) which was joint winner of the 2004 Ruth Michaelis-Jena Ratcliff research prize for folklife, Culture and Identity Politics in Northern Ireland (2003), Europe and the Politics of Language (2006), and Cultural Diversity, Heritage and Human Rights (co-edited, 2010). Jonas Frykman is Professor of European Ethnology at Lund University. His publications include Identities in Pain (with Nadia Seremitakis, 1997), Articulating Europe: Local Perspectives (with Peter Niedermüller, 2003), and Sense of Community: Trust Hope and Worries in the Welfare State (with Bo Rothstein et al, 2009).
A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe offers a survey of contemporary Europeanist anthropology and European ethnology, and a guide to emerging trends in this geographical field of research. Utilizing diverse approaches to the anthropological study of Europe, Kockel, Nic Craith, and Frykman provide a synthesis of the different traditions and contemporary practices. Investigating the subject both geographically and thematically, the companion covers key topics such as location, heritage, experience, and cultural practices. Written by leading international scholars in the field, the volume constitutes the first authoritative guide for researchers, instructors, and students of anthropology and European studies.
“This important collection challenges all anthropologists to re-examine the importance of European perspectives on the most provocative debates of our time. It transcends regional interests to highlight the complex intellectual landscape of our field.” - Tracey Heatherington, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee “This significant volume critically interrogates assumptions about Europe as an idea and a place for research. It provides fresh perspectives on the past and future of anthropological studies of Europe.” - Deborah Reed-Danahay, SUNY at Buffalo, President of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe