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Folklore and ethnology in the Soviet Western Borderlands : socialist in form, national in content

Folklore and ethnology in the Soviet Western Borderlands : socialist in form, national in content / edited by Toms K̦encis, Simon J. Bronner, and Elo-Hanna Seljamaa.
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2024]
Physical Description
vii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"The chapters in this collection examine the impact of Soviet-era folklore studies and ethnology on past and present Europe and the world"-- Provided by publisher.
"Thirteen international scholars assess the profound impact of Soviet-era movements to study, apply, and perform folklore as a priority in socialist policy-formation and culture-building. Representing generations who lived through and after Soviet occupation, they reflect on the consequences of state-supported promotion of folk arts in a region called the Western Borderlands that include Baltic countries, Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Belarus, Romania, and Hungary. In their incisive analyses, authors present original archival materials as well as ethnographic data to understand colonialist support for bottom-up folklore movements and resistance to them. Capping the volume is a timely consideration of Soviet orchestration of folkloristic work on present developments in conflicts of Russia with its neighbors and alignments with Western folkloristics and ethnology."-- Provided by publisher.
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Online version: Folklore and ethnology in the Soviet Western borderlands Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2024]
Added to Catalog
February 15, 2024
Studies in folklore and ethnology, traditions, practices, and identities.
Studies in folklore and ethnology : Traditions, practices, and identities
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : The analytics of "socialist in form, national in content" in the Soviet Western Borderlands / Toms K̦encis
Part I : An inherent paradox : national form and socialist content. Folklore and nationalism in the Soviet Western Borderlands / Toms K̦encis
Bringing the folk community into the future : on the socialist content of communist folkloristics / Joseph Grim Feinberg
The Lithuanian folklore movement and academe : transforming rural tradition / Austė Nakienė
Part II : Multivocal socialism : agents and agendas. Being in between : Laine Mesikäpp and staged practices of Estonian traditional songs / Janika Oras
Ideological tuning of Latvian folk ornament / Digne Ūdre
The Dievurti movement under the Soviet regime / Gatis Ozoliņš
Part III. Folk and the people : education and control. On self-folklorization : folk art in late-socialist-era Poland / Ewa Klekot
Folkloristics in Moldovo : relations between discipline and performance / Jennifer R. Cash
The influence of Soviet authority on the formation of Latvian staged folk dance / Elīna Gailīte
Part IV : Post-war academia: sovietization of the discipline. New songs for a new life : Soviet folklore and folkloristics in Western Ukraine / Pavlo Artymyshyn and Roman Holyk
Confronting Soviet colonialism : folkloristics in early Soviet Estonia and East Germany / Kaisa Langer
The search for workers' folklore in Hungary / Gabriella Vámos
Afterword : Ghosts of socialist folkloristics in the Post-Soviet world / Simon J. Bronner.

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