By MA?irA©ad Nic Craith, Ullrich Kockel and Reinhard Johler

This publication discusses the heritage and modern perform of learning cultures 'at home', through analyzing Europe's nearby or 'small' ethnologies of the previous, current and destiny. With the increase of nationalism and independence in Europe, ethnologies have usually performed an incredible function within the nation-building procedure. The participants to this ebook provide case experiences of ethnologies as methodologies, displaying how they could handle key questions touching on lifestyle in Europe. additionally they discover problems with eu integration and the transnational measurement of tradition in Europe this present day, and consider how neighborhood ethnologies can play a vital half in forming a much wider 'European ethnology' as neighborhood individuals have event of mixing identities inside of higher areas or countries.

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The Backdrop: Post-war CIAP – from Optimism to Lethargy CIAP had been founded in 1928 in Prague during a folk art congress organised by the League of Nations. 2 But the declining prestige and influence of the League itself in the interwar years were detrimental to its sub organizations, CIAP included. When first Germany withdrew from the League (1933) and later Italy (1937), CIAP was paralyzed. Postwar life in CIAP started on an optimistic pitch. After a preliminary meeting in Geneva in 1945 and a General Assembly in Paris in 1947, CIAP was given a new start – with a new bylaw and a new structure.

2 was distributed in late May 1963 together with a revised proposal for bylaw, for a new round of comments. This came as a surprise to Erixon and Christiansen, who had thought that the committee would complete its mission by a Report to the Board. Early in 1964, Report no. 3 appeared, 36 Everyday Culture in Europe which was based on about one hundred incoming letters as well as a series of minor gatherings, bilateral meetings, sessions at folktale conferences, etc. The congresses in Santo Tirso (Portugal, June 1963) and Budapest (October 1963) especially served as fora for discussions on CIAP.

This evening however the main grenade hit the president’s stronghold, through a complicated document (a very hard personal attack on Christiansen)55. Little did Erixon know that a much heavier ‘gun’ was just being loaded and aimed at Oslo – this time from Göttingen. Shortly after the impact, that is the publishing of a new open letter, from Ranke (see below), Erixon stoically wrote another note: ‘I have consulted Hans Nettelbladt the 12/9. We decided to await some sort of sign of life from Christiansen.

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