Cultural Analysis

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Articles from Vol. 10, Annual

Branding Cities: Cosmopolitanism, Parochialism, and Social Change
Branding Cities: Cosmopolitanism, Parochialism, and Social Change. Edited by Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Eleonore Kofman, and Catherine Kevin. London/ New York: Routledge, 2009. xiii+232 pp, filmography, bibliography, index. ISBN 10:0-415-96526-8 (hbk)...
Cultural Diversity in Russian Cities. the Urban Landscape in the Post-Soviet Era
Cultural Diversity in Russian Cities. The Urban Landscape in the Post-Soviet Era. Edited by Cordula Gdaniec. Space and Place Series, vol. 2. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010. Pp. x+185. Illustrations, references and index. ISBN 978-1-84545-665-8....
Globalization in the Life of Small Island Towns: Changes for Better or Worse? the Case of the Island of Kos (Greece)
Introduction Globalization describes the process by which regional economies, societies and cultures have become integrated through communication, transportation and trade. The term is most closely associated with economic globalization: the integration...
"Holiday of Holidays" Festival in Haifa: Between Hope and Reality
Introduction: Haifa as a Mixed City All localities in Israel are divided into three groups according to their ethnic composition: Jewish, Arab and mixed. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), eight urban localities are defined...
Introduction
This volume has evolved as a follow-up to the panel under the same title, which we organized at the 10th Congress of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF), in April 2011 in Lisbon. During the General Assembly congress participants...
Jewish Culture and Its Heritage in Slovakia after 1989: Urban Sites of Remembrance in Kosice and Their Meanings
"The last regime has destroyed the Orthodox synagogue" This is the headline of an article (Jesensky 2006) (1) published in 2006 by the Slovak daily SME. (2) It was devoted to the oldest synagogue in Kosice which was virtually destroyed during the...
Narrating the Nation, Narrating the City
Introduction Studies of inter-ethnic relations, typically provoked or inspired by recent or ongoing conflicts and prolonged tensions, often remain confined to analysis of political discourse and actions. Analysis of spatiality in this branch of...
One Area, Several Cultural Spaces: Comparative Analysis of Stories as the Bases of Local Identity
It is 14 June 2010. I have just arrived in Kohtla-Jarve from Tartu, and I want to get from the town centre to nearby Vanakula in order to take part in the meeting organised by local amateur historians. I have never taken this road before and I ask...
Sacred and Profane Space in the Modern Russian City: A Choice of Russian Jews
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Introduction Some scholars stress the decline of many traditional collective identities, and the emergence of new ones at the same time (Davidman 1991; Giddens 1992; Vermuelen and Govers 1994; Eriksen 1993; Anthias 2001)....
Sentenced to Commute: Indigenous Young Women at a City University
Daily commuters and the multicultural city Multiculturalism is a term mentioned with regard to non-hegemonic groups, most commonly: immigrants, national minorities and indigenes. It refers to the decent response to the socio-cultural heterogeneity...
Shtetl. XXI Cent. Fields Studies, Collection of Articles, in Russian)
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] Shtetl. XXI Cent. Fields studies, Collection of Articles, in Russian). ED. by V.A. Dymshits, A.L.L'vov, A.V.Sokolova, St-Petersburg, Evropeiskij Universitet v Moskve, 2008, 292 p., introduction, notes, bibliography,...
There Are No Jews Here: From a Multiethnic to a Monoethnic Town of Burshtyn
Today, Burshtyn is one of two towns in Galicia, where memories about the Jewish population are still preserved albeit in a fragmented form. Pierre Nora coined the term <<un lieu de memoire>>, a place of memory. The "Jewish local text" in...
Understanding Urban Spaces: How Speakers of Russian Talk about Helsinki
Introduction To love or to hate a city, to understand its historical past and to penetrate its multicultural modern life is a task that can never be completed, and our different backgrounds lead us to verbalize it differently. The goal of this article...
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