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Journal Details
Format
Journal
eISSN
1339-7877
First Published
15 Jun 2014
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English

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Volume 14 (2014): Issue 1 (June 2014)

Journal Details
Format
Journal
eISSN
1339-7877
First Published
15 Jun 2014
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English

Search

6 Articles
Open Access

The Mexican ‘Pueblos Mágicos’. A Qualitative Research Using Ethnological Methodology

Published Online: 30 Dec 2014
Page range: 8 - 18

Abstract

ABSTRACT

The main focus of this study is on the ‘magical villages‘ in Mexico. The magical villages were originally established based on a political project with the aim to increase travel and tourism and revitalise the culture. In the introduction, the author describes the type, function and goals of this project based on the official requirements set by its originators. Firstly, the author explains the aims and methods of the intended research supported with theoretical hypothesis to analyse the project as a whole. Secondly, the author defines the methodology used to describe locations of the researched topic. In conclusion, the author provides own hypothesis and expected outcomes of the research.

KEYWORDS

  • Mexico
  • magical villages
  • revitalisation
  • traditional culture
Open Access

Imaginary Sudan – Reflections on the Formation of the Notion of Sudan in the Period of European Influences

Published Online: 30 Dec 2014
Page range: 19 - 36

Abstract

ABSTRACT

The author explores how the images from the colonial past affected what we understand today under the notion of Sudan. He concentrates on the category of the Nile, Sudanese-Egyptian analogies, the history making processes and colonial rule. Moreover points out that the the British used and reproduced a Muslim concept of cultural geography of Africa, and in particular, the notion of Bilad as-Sudan (”Land of the Blacks”), constituting the essence of division into white and black Africa. In this tradition Sudan placed itself at the meeting point between those two worlds and was presented as the civilisation borderland of the Muslim culture. This image was taken over by the Europeans and the British in particular. For them Sudan was an arena of conflict of civilisation with barbarity, good with evil, Europe with primitive culture.

KEYWORDS`

  • postcolonial studies
  • Greater Sudan
  • civilizational borderland
Open Access

Darfur Crisis of 2003: Analysis of the Darfur Conflict from the Times of First Clashes to the Present Day

Published Online: 30 Dec 2014
Page range: 37 - 59

Abstract

ABSTRACT

The present article discusses the conflict in the Darfur region that took place in 2003. Main aim consists inanalyzing of major Darfur conflict emphasizing historical events preceded it. The crucial question raised here is what were significant causalities that affected the emergence of terror? The paper deals with the origin and evolution of tension and violence in Darfur. It observes growth of violation throughout history from the precolonial period to the present day. Emphasis is placed on the root causes of the Darfur crisis of 2003, its participants and characteristic aspects of this war.

KEYWORDS

  • Darfur
  • Arabs
  • Africans
  • rebels
  • Janjaweed
  • race
  • ethnicity
  • natural resources
  • marginalization
  • state crisis
  • genocide
  • tormented triangle
Open Access

Visualisation of Intangible Data of the Cultural Heritage in Field Research and Hermeneutic Analysis

Published Online: 30 Dec 2014
Page range: 60 - 77

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Ethnology and cultural anthropology are characterized by the field research and ethnographic collection of material. Recording and transcription seem to be issues of ethnoscience that have already been resolved many years ago. The relevance of their use in science, e.g. by intercultural comparison,was getting lost with the use of more illustrative and available photo and film recording. Later on, the complicated schemes of interpretation of the empirical knowledge were a burden for the disciplines themselves; they were literally overloaded by sign systems. The issues have been methodologically addressed by resignation to the descriptive documentation. This paper is pointed at the methodological discourse of the visual documentation, visual data analysis and interpretation in research of the cultural heritage.

KEYWORDS

  • field methodology
  • visualisation
  • data
  • hermeneutic analysis
  • intangible cultural heritage
Open Access

Ethnic and Regional Identity in Polish Part of Spiš Region (On the Example of Jurgów Village)

Published Online: 30 Dec 2014
Page range: 78 - 94

Abstract

ABSTRACT

In my study I am focusing on the issue of national and regional identity of Spiš region inhabitants. The researched Jurgów village belongs to territory situated on the frontier between two states and at the same time between two regions. In the study I analyze the question of stereotypes present in the locality concerning gorals from the neighbouring Podhale region and Slovak part of Spiš region. In addition to that I deal with analysis of importance and understanding of space and border for the identity of local population. On the basis of the empirical data analysis results I observe that the identity of the researched village population is shaped by the fact that it belongs to the frontier territory where crossborder cultural and social interaction occurs.

KEYWORDS

  • ethnic identity
  • stereotypes
  • space
  • Jurgów
  • Spiš region
Open Access

Back to Local Food in Urban Environment

Published Online: 30 Dec 2014
Page range: 95 - 111

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Post is focused on problems of activities aimed at local food in urban environment. The theme is studied in the view of cultural changes in nutrition in Slovakia after 1989, affecting of global phenomena, incoming of giant international companies and importing foreign food. On the other side, there is also globalizations and glolocation view as an impulse for return to local food. Post is focused on different organizations, civic associations, activities and shops, through wich people in urban environment can gain local food.

KEYWORDS

  • local food
  • urban environment
  • change of nutrition
  • globalization
  • community gardens
  • alternative farming
  • permaculture
6 Articles
Open Access

The Mexican ‘Pueblos Mágicos’. A Qualitative Research Using Ethnological Methodology

Published Online: 30 Dec 2014
Page range: 8 - 18

Abstract

ABSTRACT

The main focus of this study is on the ‘magical villages‘ in Mexico. The magical villages were originally established based on a political project with the aim to increase travel and tourism and revitalise the culture. In the introduction, the author describes the type, function and goals of this project based on the official requirements set by its originators. Firstly, the author explains the aims and methods of the intended research supported with theoretical hypothesis to analyse the project as a whole. Secondly, the author defines the methodology used to describe locations of the researched topic. In conclusion, the author provides own hypothesis and expected outcomes of the research.

KEYWORDS

  • Mexico
  • magical villages
  • revitalisation
  • traditional culture
Open Access

Imaginary Sudan – Reflections on the Formation of the Notion of Sudan in the Period of European Influences

Published Online: 30 Dec 2014
Page range: 19 - 36

Abstract

ABSTRACT

The author explores how the images from the colonial past affected what we understand today under the notion of Sudan. He concentrates on the category of the Nile, Sudanese-Egyptian analogies, the history making processes and colonial rule. Moreover points out that the the British used and reproduced a Muslim concept of cultural geography of Africa, and in particular, the notion of Bilad as-Sudan (”Land of the Blacks”), constituting the essence of division into white and black Africa. In this tradition Sudan placed itself at the meeting point between those two worlds and was presented as the civilisation borderland of the Muslim culture. This image was taken over by the Europeans and the British in particular. For them Sudan was an arena of conflict of civilisation with barbarity, good with evil, Europe with primitive culture.

KEYWORDS`

  • postcolonial studies
  • Greater Sudan
  • civilizational borderland
Open Access

Darfur Crisis of 2003: Analysis of the Darfur Conflict from the Times of First Clashes to the Present Day

Published Online: 30 Dec 2014
Page range: 37 - 59

Abstract

ABSTRACT

The present article discusses the conflict in the Darfur region that took place in 2003. Main aim consists inanalyzing of major Darfur conflict emphasizing historical events preceded it. The crucial question raised here is what were significant causalities that affected the emergence of terror? The paper deals with the origin and evolution of tension and violence in Darfur. It observes growth of violation throughout history from the precolonial period to the present day. Emphasis is placed on the root causes of the Darfur crisis of 2003, its participants and characteristic aspects of this war.

KEYWORDS

  • Darfur
  • Arabs
  • Africans
  • rebels
  • Janjaweed
  • race
  • ethnicity
  • natural resources
  • marginalization
  • state crisis
  • genocide
  • tormented triangle
Open Access

Visualisation of Intangible Data of the Cultural Heritage in Field Research and Hermeneutic Analysis

Published Online: 30 Dec 2014
Page range: 60 - 77

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Ethnology and cultural anthropology are characterized by the field research and ethnographic collection of material. Recording and transcription seem to be issues of ethnoscience that have already been resolved many years ago. The relevance of their use in science, e.g. by intercultural comparison,was getting lost with the use of more illustrative and available photo and film recording. Later on, the complicated schemes of interpretation of the empirical knowledge were a burden for the disciplines themselves; they were literally overloaded by sign systems. The issues have been methodologically addressed by resignation to the descriptive documentation. This paper is pointed at the methodological discourse of the visual documentation, visual data analysis and interpretation in research of the cultural heritage.

KEYWORDS

  • field methodology
  • visualisation
  • data
  • hermeneutic analysis
  • intangible cultural heritage
Open Access

Ethnic and Regional Identity in Polish Part of Spiš Region (On the Example of Jurgów Village)

Published Online: 30 Dec 2014
Page range: 78 - 94

Abstract

ABSTRACT

In my study I am focusing on the issue of national and regional identity of Spiš region inhabitants. The researched Jurgów village belongs to territory situated on the frontier between two states and at the same time between two regions. In the study I analyze the question of stereotypes present in the locality concerning gorals from the neighbouring Podhale region and Slovak part of Spiš region. In addition to that I deal with analysis of importance and understanding of space and border for the identity of local population. On the basis of the empirical data analysis results I observe that the identity of the researched village population is shaped by the fact that it belongs to the frontier territory where crossborder cultural and social interaction occurs.

KEYWORDS

  • ethnic identity
  • stereotypes
  • space
  • Jurgów
  • Spiš region
Open Access

Back to Local Food in Urban Environment

Published Online: 30 Dec 2014
Page range: 95 - 111

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Post is focused on problems of activities aimed at local food in urban environment. The theme is studied in the view of cultural changes in nutrition in Slovakia after 1989, affecting of global phenomena, incoming of giant international companies and importing foreign food. On the other side, there is also globalizations and glolocation view as an impulse for return to local food. Post is focused on different organizations, civic associations, activities and shops, through wich people in urban environment can gain local food.

KEYWORDS

  • local food
  • urban environment
  • change of nutrition
  • globalization
  • community gardens
  • alternative farming
  • permaculture

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