This paper discusses Spanish ethnology and its current place in Spanish scholarship. The purpose is to examine possible future directions for the field. After first examining the history of ethnology in Spain, we then turn to examining the role of ethnologists in European societies today, as well as the concept of emergency ethnology. This last refers to the need for developing tools and theories to enable ethnologists to activate rapid-response mechanisms in crisis or emergency situations, and in that sense or context, serve as a meaningful social force.
How to Cite
Sánchez-Carretero, C., (2008) “Rethinking Ethnology in the Spanish Context”, Ethnologia Europaea 38(1), p.23-28. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.1030
- This article was previously published by Museum Tusculanum Press.