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Наука о народу и антропологија Човека
Science of People and Anthropology of Man

Author(s): Ivan Kovačević
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Етнографски институт САНУ
Keywords: anthropology; ethnology; Serbia; scientific tradition; university discipline

Summary/Abstract: A determination of a relationship between ethnology and anthropology with etymology as a starting point, loses a developmental dimension. Besides, a reduction in anthropology to the question:” What is a man” and discussion of “general characteristics of human existence” represents reduction of anthropology to only one subject, which is the cause of the anthropology’s marginalized position. On the other hand, a notion of ethnology is being discharged from the content by a break-up with a metaphysically constructed conception of “folk spirit” and all the rest “ethno” dispositions. Hence, there is no point in discussing the relationship of a totally reduced anthropology and de-constructed ethnology. Current state of affairs within academically constituted disciplines in Serbia has shown that the vacancy originated by an ethnology de-construction was not filled in by anthropology, reduced to “anthropology of Man” but a considerable “anthropologization” of ethnological institutional frame.

  • Issue Year: LVI/2008
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 245-252
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Serbian