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Author(s): Éva Pócs
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Editorial
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: ethnology; folklore; Acta Ethnographica Hungarica;

Summary/Abstract: It is an honour for me to be editing a collection of essays on the ethnographic material of the population of the Central and Eastern European region. This population is highly varied in terms of languages but is bound together by a number of common traits in terms of its culture. This special issue of Acta Ethnographica Hungarica, which represents a wide spectrum of research efforts and researchers in this field, is also extremely timely. All of us doing ethnographic and folklore research in this region have had the feeling of stepping into an alien world each time we enter the neighbouring areas in an effort to find parallels for our material, to map out their connections in time and space or simply to gain access to the latest research findings of a particular problem. It is hard to gain information about the status of various branches of folklore or anthropological research in the neighbouring countries.

  • Issue Year: 54/2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 261-263
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: English