Ethnologia Balkanica

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Ethnologia Balkanica 11 (2007) on Regions and Regionalism in Southeast Europe has been released:

Southeastern Europe is often portrayed as an area plagued by endemic nationalisms, a view that seems to be confirmed by the break-up of Yugoslavia. However, a closer look shows that the nation is not the only territorial unit of identification. Regions play an important role as well, especially those that look back on traditions that differ from those of the national state.

Thus, the end of socialism also brought forward regional movements which articulated opposition to the dominance of the centralized state. These developments are furthered by the integration into the European Union, whose policy of a Europe of the Regions demands strong regional centres for the administration of structural funds and for the empowerment of the regions.

The contributions to this volume address the dynamics of regions, regionalism and regional identities in present Southeast Europe, but also look into the history of individual regions. They provide ample material for understanding the complex nature of territorial identification in this rapidly changing part of Europe.

Table of Contents


Regions and Regionalism in Southeast Europe

Klaus Roth, Munich: What's in a Region? Southeast European Regions Between Globalization, EU-Integration and Marginalization

Christian Giordano, Fribourg: Ethnic versus Cosmopolitan Regionalism? For a Political Anthropology of Local Identity Constructions in a Globalized World-System

Pamela Ballinger, Brunswick, Maine: Beyond the "New" Regional Question? Regions, Territoriality, and the Space of Anthropology in Southeastern Europe

Borderlands and Identities

Claire Norton, London: Nationalism and the Re-Invention of Early-Modern Identities in the
Ottoman-Habsburg Borderlands

Wolfgang Aschauer, Chemnitz: Ethnizität und grenzüberschreitende ökonomische Beziehungen in der ungarisch-slowakischen Grenzregion

Region, Ethnicity and Religion

Alexander Maxwell, Wellington: Slavic Macedonian Nationalism: From "Regional" to "Ethnic"

Bianca Botea, Lyon: Pratiques de la coexistence en milieu multiethnique transylvain et nouvelles mobilisations regionales

Aleksandra Djuric, Belgrade: The Cross With Four Pillars as the Centre of Religious Gathering: Discussing Micro Regional Identity

Magdalena Lubanska, Warsaw: Narratives About Dissenter Neighbours and Their Place in the Cultural Strategy of Coexistence in the Western Rhodope Region of Bulgaria

Articulations of Belonging

Dimitrije Pesic, Belgrade: Magazines as a Way of Maintaining Regional Intra-Ethnic Communication. The Case of Balkan Jewish Periodicals

Rozita Dimova
, Berlin: BalkanBeats Berlin: Producing Cosmopolitanism, Consuming Primitivism

Eli Miloseska, Prilep: Mask Customs and Identity in the Region of Southeast Europe. The Case of Macedonia

European Integration and Regions

Petruta Teampau, Cluj Napoca / Kristof van Assche, Minnesota: Sulina - The Dying City in a Vital Region. Social Memory and the Nostalgia for the European Future

Dragutin Tosic / Marija Maksin-Micic, Belgrade: The Problems and Potentials for the Regionalisation of Serbia

Addresses of authors and editors

Instructions to Authors

Ethnologia Balkanica. Journal for Southeast European Anthropology.
Zeitschrift fuer die Anthropologie Suedosteuropas. Journal d'anthropologie
du sud-est europeen. Berlin: LIT Verlag. ISBN 978-3-8258-9903-5; ISSN 1111-0411

Prof. Klaus Roth
Instituet fuer Volkskunde/Europ. Ethnologie, Universitaet Muenchen
Ludwigstr. 25
D-80539 Muenchen,

PD Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer
Garystr. 55
D - 14195 Berlin

LIT Verlag Dr. W. Hopf Berlin
Chausseestr. 128/129
D  10115 Berlin



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The workshop Balkan Studies - quo vadis? is held on April 25, 2009.

Venue: HS, Inst. Slawistik, AAKH / Campus
The programme is to be found here, the abstracts are available as Balkan Studies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and as pdf.
Ort: HS, IOG, AAKH, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien
Zeit: 2. bis 4. April 2009
Veranstalter: IOG, Kk.rev
Funding: Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung, Köln

Programm, Abstracts (.pdf)
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