(Un) Identity security in today 's ethnological research Cover Image

(Pa)Siguritë identitare në hulumtimet e sotme etnologjike
(Un) Identity security in today 's ethnological research

Author(s): Lumnije Kadriu
Subject(s): Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Methodology and research technology, Nationalism Studies, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Akademia e Studimeve Albanologjike – Instituti i Antropologjisë Kulturore dhe Studimit të Artit
Keywords: "ethnoturism"; diaspora; Kosovo Albanians; Kosovars (Nations); Territory; Shpi;

Summary/Abstract: In ethnology as a discipline, like in other human disciplines in general, can benoticed numerous insecurities since they have as their object concepts such as human, society, culture, people, traditions, and so on, which are not only extensive but also fluidand changeable across time and space; therefore, in a permanent process. Professional insecurity increases when considering the extension of the concept of ethnology in Europe as a result of its anthropologisation, as well as increased preference of multidisciplinarity in general.In this paper I will present my experience during the research of "Practicing holidays of Kosovo Albanian diaspora", which was accompanied by a series of methodological and theoretical uncertainties related to different concepts: tourism, ethnoturism, diaspora, etc. but also with the issue of anthropology at home and its presentation both abroad and within the country. Besides it was also associated with the non-existential scientific interpretation of identity which goes beyond the earlier tradition in the country and beyond, and the problem of finding mainly essentialist essays and interpretations on the ground.

  • Issue Year: 2/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 101-118
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Albanian