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(fka Peoples and Cultures of Europe)

 s2020 Anthropology of Europe Calendar

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Countries, Cultures, Regions, and Territories of Europe

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Text and Other Class Material
  Semester Readings Summary
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From Matt Rosendahl Director of the UMD Library:

Dear Tim,

Greetings from the library! In an effort to help ease the burden of textbook costs for students, we have partnered with the bookstore to identify the required course texts that are owned by the library or could be purchased in ebook format. This fall the library will provide free and unlimited access to ebook versions of more than 100 required texts. This is a library initiative to provide immediate access to the course materials at no charge to your students.

For your course ANTH 3635, students can access the text A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe via this URL

Please share this with your students in your communication about the course. In addition, when students log into Canvas this semester they will see the new service called Library Course Pages and this service will provide the link for your students to access the text. You can learn more about the new Library Course Page service, including links for assistance, via our website.

If you have questions, or need assistance, please reply to this email. 

Thank you,

Matt Rosendahl
Library Director

Kathryn A. Martin Library  |  University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive  |  Duluth, MN 55812
Pronouns I respond to: he/him/his

 Parman text: Europe in the Anthropological Imagination.

Author Information

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).

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See Note about Free Text Above

Ullrich Kockel, Máiread Nic Craith, and Jonas Frykman (Eds.)

 A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe

Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.

ISBN: 978-1-119-11162-7 (paperback)

is currently available on-line for $149.00-$161.34 hardcover, $50.48 new ppbk., $140.00 [sic.] used, and $43.99 Kindle
(+ p/h, where applicable, at & eligible for Amazon Prime).

(21 December 2019)

[Buy a used one if you can]
NOTE: This is NOT the Hardbound edition (which costs $149.99-$161.31).

If you simply search on for the book, you might only see the expensive hardbound copy towards the top of
the list.

From the Publisher:

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 to the anthropological study of Europe, Kockel, Nic Craith, and Frykman provide a synthesis of the different traditions and contemporary practices.

  • 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

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors viii

1 Introduction: The Frontiers of Europe and European Ethnology 1
Ullrich Kockel, Máiréad Nic Craith, and Jonas Frykman

Part I Europe’s Cardinal Directions 11

2 The Anthropology of Mediterranean Societies 13
Christian Giordano

3 Nordic Reflections on Northern Social Research 32
Hugh Beach

4 Multiculturalism in North America and Europe 51
Reginald Byron

5 Anthropology in Postsocialist Europe 68
Micha³ Buchowski

6 Europe in Eurasia 88
Chris Hann

7 Mitteleuropean Ethnology in Transition 103
Gabriela Kiliánová

Part II European Integration 123

8 Anthropological Studies of European Identity Construction 125
Lisanne Wilken

9 Memory, Citizenship, and Consumer Culture in Postsocialist Europe 145
Ksenija Vidmar Horvat

10 The Europe of Regions and Borderlands 163
Thomas M. Wilson

11 Citizenship(s) in European Contexts 181
Catherine Neveu and Elena Filippova

12 Local Practices of European Identity on the New Eastern Borders of the EU 199
Justyna Straczuk

13 European Politics, Policies, and Institutions 212
Marion Demossier

Part III European Heritages 231

14 Presencing Europe’s Pasts 233
Sharon Macdonald

15 An Anthropology of War and Recovery: Lived War Experiences 253
Maja Povrzanovic´ Frykman

16 European Religious Fragmentation and the Rise of Civil Religion 275
Peter Jan Margry

17 Studying Muslims of Europe 295
Gabriele Marranci

18 Roma and Sinti: The “Other” within Europe 310
Sabrina Kopf

19 Landscape, Landscape History, and Landscape Theory 322
Norbert Fischer

Part IV Cultural Practice 337

20 European Tourism 339
Orvar Löfgren

21 The Diversity of European Food Cultures 355
Gisela Welz

22 Language, Power, and Politics in Europe 373
Máiréad Nic Craith

23 Europe at the Crossroads of Rights and Culture(s) 389
Valdimar Tr. Hafstein and Martin Skrydstrup

24 Corporate Social Responsibility and Cultural Practices on Globalizing Markets 407
Christina Garsten

25 Extreme Neo-nationalist Music Scenes at the Heart of Europe 425
David Murphy

26 Anthropological Perspectives on the European Urban Landscape 440
Christiane Schwab

Part V Disciplinary Boundary Crossings 457

27 Medical Anthropology and Anthropological Studies of Science 459
Maryon McDonald

28 Uses of the Internet in European Ethnographic Research 480
Elisenda Ardévol and Adolfo Estalella

29 Visual Culture, Ethnography, and Interactive Media 497
Terence Wright

30 Hybrid Worlds of Europe: Theoretical and Practical Aspects 519
Elka Tschernokoshewa

31 An Anthropological Perspective on Literary Arts in Ireland 537
Helena Wulff

32 Toward an Ethnoecology of Place and Displacement 551
Ullrich Kockel

33 A Tale of Two Disciplines: European Ethnology and the Anthropology of Europe 572
Jonas Frykman

Index 590


Pi-Sunyer, O. "A Companion to the anthropology of Europe." CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, Dec. 2012, p. 715.
Academic OneFile
, Accessed 30 Nov. 2016.

A Companion to the anthropology of Europe, ed. by Ullrich Kockel, Mairead Nic Craith, and Jonas Frykman. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 608p bibl index afp ISBN 1405190736, $199.95; ISBN 9781405190732, $199.95

In this valuable synthesis of the different anthropological traditions and contemporary research interests in the anthropology of Europe, 33 chapters clustered in 5 thematic parts provide valuable insights into a discipline in flux and a continent that, as the editors note, remains in a constant process of transformation. While not the first effort to engage both Europe and anthropology, it is certainly the most wide-ranging and accessible survey of the dual role of Europe as critical to anthropological thinking as well as a diverse space for anthropological practice. The contributions are well written, more than adequately documented, and usually a dozen pages or so, letting readers peruse an essay at one sitting and explore less well-known territory. There are several European "anthropologies," and the book's organization allows readers, for example, to compare and contrast the research priorities of Nordic countries and current anthropology in postsocialist Europe, or examine recent changes in the ethnology of Central Europe, especially useful for nonspecialists. Equally valuable are articles on European integration that cover the European Union and its institutions, identity and citizenship, and the comparative study of regions and borderlands. In short, anthropology-long perceived as the study of the exotic--has returned to its homelands. Summing Up: Highly recommended. *** All academic levels/ libraries.--O. Pi-Sunyer, emeritus, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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  • Other Articles Available On-Line

  • Sárkány, Mihály. (26 October 2005). “Cultural and Social Anthropology in Central and Eastern Europe.” Knowledge Base Social Sciences in Eastern Europe

  • Articles/postings as recommended from H-SAE (H-Net on-line academic
    discussion web site of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe)

  • Gannon, Martin J. (2004). Chapter 17, “The Traditional British House.” Understanding Global Cultures, 3rd. ed., pp. 221-237. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
    • no longer available from UM DULUTH Library Reserve Online

  • Gannon, Martin J. (2004). Chapter 21, “The Italian Opera.” Understanding Global Cultures, 3rd. ed., pp. 285-302. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
    • no longer available from UM DULUTH Library Reserve Online

  • Gannon, Martin J. (2004). Chapter 25, “The Spanish Bullfight.” Understanding Global Cultures, 3rd. ed., pp. 351-365. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
    • no longer available from UM DULUTH Library Reserve Online

  • Gannon, Martin J. (2004). Chapter 26, “The Portuguese Bullfight.” Understanding Global Cultures, 3rd. ed., pp. 367-375. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
    • no longer available from UM DULUTH Library Reserve Online

  • Gannon, Martin J. (2004). Chapter 22, “Belgian Lace.” Understanding Global Cultures, 3rd. ed., pp. 303-318. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
    • no longer available from UM DULUTH Library Reserve Online

  • Related Bibiligraphy

Exams will be open-book essays constructed from a list of study questions that you help create, so it would be a good idea for you to have your own copy of the text, and it is a good idea that you take your reading notes right in your copy of the text itself.

One thing that you should keep in mind when approaching these readings, which I will talk more about as the class progresses, is that as mentioned above the exams are open-book. And for that you should normally just need to read the books carefully and be able to discuss them intelligently. That is, you should read these as if you had picked it/them up at an airport on the way to Dornoch, Scotland, or at neighborhood bookshop because you were interested in the subject and wanted to know more about it, like literally millions of people are doing in everyday life.

PLEASE NOTE: Some students are used to principally memorizing facts in classes. This class is not one where that is the focus.It is about investigating new topics, reading, listening, synthesizing ideas, thinking, exploring, and becoming familiar enough with the various subjects, peoples and places to carry on an intelligent conversation in modern-day society.

In short, this class aims to give you practice in critical thinking, and even creativity, avoiding rote memorization if possible.

Critical thinking, involving evaluation and synthesis, has long been regarded as essential for success in the modern-day world. In recent years, actually for two decades, creativity has also become central to success, and "process skills" vital to creativity. Process skills involve "strategies to reframe challenges and extrapolate and transform information, and to accept and deal with ambiguity" (Pappano, "Learning to Think Outside the Box," The Nenw York Times EducationLife, 9 February 2014, 8). Laura Pappano, writer in residence at Wellesley Center for Women at Wellesley College, points out that "In 2010 'creativity' was the factor mos crucial for success found in an I.B.M. survey of 1,500 chief executives in 33 industries. These days 'creative' is the most used buzzword in LinkedIn profiles two years running" (2014, 8).

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