Comparing Comparisons in Europeanist Anthropologies.

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This article compares two major attempts to frame comparative studies of European cultures in the recent history of folklore and anthropology, in 1967 and 1988. The examination of these two examples addresses the present construction of a new effectiveness in Europeanism, this effectiveness relying on the anthropologists and the folklorists’ ability to share skills and competencies. The article tries to assess some essential factors which will determine tomorrow’s Europeanism. Different possibilities for dealing with the European context are emphasized, such as reaching a new unity between anthropology and folklore, taking into account theoretical knowledge on mankind in the different professional organizations, privileging in-depth comparisons, and answering institutional agendas.

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Fournier, L. S., (2008) “Comparing Comparisons in Europeanist Anthropologies.”, Ethnologia Europaea 38(1), p.42-59. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.1033

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  • This article was previously published by Museum Tusculanum Press.

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Laurent Sebastian Fournier (University of Nantes)

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