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Tradition through Modernity: Postmodernism and the Nation-State in Folklore Scholarship

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Folkloristica ISBN: 9789517466653 9789522228147 9789522228154 Year: Pages: 215 DOI: 10.21435/sff.15 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation grant and SKS
Subject: Political Science --- Ethnology --- History of arts
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"In their study of social practices deemed traditional, scholars tend to use the concept and idea of tradition as an element of meaning in the practices under investigation. But just whose meaning is it? Is it a meaning generated by those who study tradition or those whose traditions are being studied? In both cases, particular criteria for traditionality are employed, whether these are explicated or not. Individuals and groups will no doubt continue to uphold their traditional practices or refer to their practices as traditional. While they are in no way obliged to explicate in analytical terms their criteria for traditionality, the same cannot be said for those who make the study of traditions their profession. In scholarly analysis, traditions need to be explained instead of used as explanations for apparent repetitions and replications or symbolic linking in social practice, values, history, and heritage politics. This book takes a closer look at ‘tradition’ and ‘folklore’ in order to conceptualize them within discourses on modernity and modernism. The first section discusses ‘modern’ and ‘traditional’ as modern concepts and the study of folklore as a modern trajectory. The underlying tenet here is that non-modernity cannot be represented without modern mediation, which therefore makes the representations of non-modernity epistemologically modern. The second section focuses on the nation-state of Finland and the nationalistic use of folk traditions in the discursive production of Finnish modernity and its Others. The insights are applicable worldwide in discussions on cultural representation. "

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ISBN: 9783515086967 9783515125659 Year: DOI: 10.25162/9783515125659 Language: German
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104933
Subject: History
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Bisher liegen kaum Studien vor, welche die Geschichte einer einzelnen Stadt des ostslawischen Siedlungsgebietes über einen längeren Zeitraum untersuchen. Das Beispiel von Polock zeigt, wie sich ein bedeutender Fürstensitz der Rus’ im Kontakt mit Ostmitteleuropa vom 13. Jahrhundert an tief greifend verändert. Im Rahmen Polen-Litauens folgten auf die von Orthodoxen getragene Kommunegenese im Spätmittelalter konfliktreiche Konfessionsbildungsprozesse und die Entstehung orthodoxer sowie unierter Zünfte und Laienbruderschaften im 17. Jahrhundert. Die rechtliche Uneinheitlichkeit der Stadt ließ sie zur Zufluchtsstätte einer wachsenden jüdischen Gemeinde werden. Nach der Eingliederung ins Zarenreich 1772 wurden die Juden in die städtische Selbstverwaltung eingebunden, jedoch 1892 wieder aus ihr ausgeschlossen. Diese Exklusion konnte im Handlungsfeld des Vereinswesens der nun mehrheitlich jüdischen Stadt nur teilweise kompensiert werden.

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