33. A Tale of Two Disciplines: European Ethnology and the Anthropology of Europe

  1. Ullrich Kockel1,
  2. Máiréad Nic Craith1 and
  3. Jonas Frykman2
  1. Jonas Frykman

Published Online: 23 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118257203.ch33

A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe

A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe

How to Cite

Frykman, J. (2012) A Tale of Two Disciplines: European Ethnology and the Anthropology of Europe, in A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe (eds U. Kockel, M. Nic Craith and J. Frykman), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118257203.ch33

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Ulster, UK

  2. 2

    Lund University, Sweden

Author Information

  1. Lund University, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190732

Online ISBN: 9781118257203

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Keywords:

  • European ethnology, anthropology, “studying down”;
  • ethnology, and the anthropology of Europe;
  • anthropology, and conclusions about anthropos;
  • European ethnology, the ethnologist's ways of doing things;
  • ethnology, folkloristics, and anthropology, an American perspective;
  • Altertumsforschung to cultural analysis;
  • folkloristics, on who “the people” were, traditions bequeathed;
  • political xenophobia, dreams of a defined national territory;
  • Ireland model, folkloristics, ethnology and the Scandinavian scene;
  • Ireland, opening Europe to ethnographic studies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Two Triangles

  • The Making of an Ethnologist

  • The Class Defector's Dilemma

  • Discovering the People

  • Documentation

  • The Different

  • The Making of an Anthropologist

  • With Ireland as Model

  • Closing Up and Reinventing

  • The Way of Doing Things

  • References