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Etnografi për Skënderbeun: Interpretime antropologjike
Ethnography for Skanderbeg: Anthropological Interpretations

Author(s): Nebi Bardhoshi
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Sociology of Culture, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Akademia e Studimeve Albanologjike – Instituti i Antropologjisë Kulturore dhe Studimit të Artit
Keywords: Skanderbeg; ethnography; folklore; collective memory; cultural areal; society; culture;

Summary/Abstract: This work critically examines the ethnographic narratives concerning Scanderbeg. While pondering on the position attributed to this historical figure on the formation and articulation of collective meanings - the "self", the "other", law, and justice. Our analysis will specifically focus in comparing the ethnographic data that are embedded and amplified within the monumental history of Scanderbeg, Albania's national history with the ethnographic narratives deemed as minor or classified as inferior data to tell the hero's history. At the end, this work should be read as an invitation to re-examine a number of purposefully forgotten ethnographic territories as a mean to articulate a broader anthropological understanding on the national hero.

  • Issue Year: 2/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 7-37
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Albanian