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Strukturalizam u proučavanju narodne religije u Srbiji
STRUCTURALIST INSPIRED RESEARCH OF FOLK RELIGION IN SERBIA

Author(s): Danijel Sinani
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure
Published by: Srpski genealoški centar
Keywords: structuralism; folk religion; Serbia; research breaking point
Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses application of structuralist methodology to the research of folk region in Serbia. I discussed possible anticipations and the beginning of application of structural methodology; period of high popularity of rites of passage theories in our ethnology/anthropology, as well as most developed forms of analysis inspired by structuralism. On the example of two specifically chosen 'case studies' I show the ways in which structuralism in our science helped us to see problems from a completely new angle and foste-red a creation of new and original conclusions. In the paper, I claim that the beginning of applications of the ideas and methods developed in structuralism, made a breaking point with the previous research of folk religion, and at its highest points, in some ways, made a basis for the understanding of folk religion as a holistic system.

  • Page Range: 296-325
  • Page Count: 30
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: Serbian