Exploring home, neighbouring and distant cultures



Edited by Lech Mróz and Aleksander Posern-Zieliński



Warsaw, PAN, Instytut Etnologii i Antropologii Kulturowej UW, Wydawnictwo DiG, 2008, ss. 299


ISBN 978-83-7181-569-0




Introduction, Lech Mróz, Aleksander Posern-Zieliński, 7


Part 1 Exploring Home …

Zofia Sokolewicz, The Polish debate on European Christian Values. Some thoughts concerning marginal issues of Poland`s negotiations for membership of the European Union, 13

Magdalena Zowczak, Collective religious experience and contemporary cultural practices. The Week of Vigil (1-8 April, 2005), 23

Anna Malewska-Szałygin, Local discourse on matters of the state: A Podhale case, 41

Amanda Krzyworzeka, Two plus two equals … not enough. Numbers and counting in the household strategies of Polish farmers, 59

Ewa Klekot, Authenticity as a strategy: guiding foreign tourists in the Old Town of Warsaw, 73

Andrzej Perzanowski, Narrative and communicative dimensions of cultural otherness, 81

Lech Mróz, You can`t eat with the spoons. Gypsy leaders in the face of contemporaneity, 101


Part 2 … neighbouring …

Wojciech Olszewski, Rural communities and emerging national identities in Central Europe in the 19th and 20th c, 125

Roman Chmelyk, The Polish-Ukrainian borderlands: the current situation and perspectives on research into ethno-cultural processes, 139

Stephan Pavlyuk, Present-day ethno-cultural processes in Ukraine: trends and manifestations, 153

Karolina Bielenin-Lenczowska, „Balkan as Metaphor.” An essay on rakia, 163

Helena Patzer, Stayning connected. Filipinos in Denmark as transnational migrants, 173


Part 3 … and distant cultures

Aleksander Posern-Zieliński, Indigenous organizations as 'new tribes' and their ethno-political strategies. The South American context, 189

Ryszard Vorbrich, The idea of consensus and tribal identity in relation to democratic elections in an African State, 209

Maciej Ząbek, Difficulties and barriers hindering the introduction of the contemporary European political model in segmentary tribal communities. The case of Chechnya and Somalia, 225

Natalia Bloch, The young Tibetan exile today: a democrat, environmentalist, vegetarian? Globalization and negotiating identity in the situation of displacement, 239

Łukasz Smyrski, 'Cosmic ethnicity' in southern Siberia, 259

Jerzy S. Wasilewski, Yakut fears. From shamanic horror to big-city anxieties, 269

Sławomir Sikora, Silence stoned to death. Seen against the sun, 283


Notes on Contributors, 297