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Mentalities and imaginarii on the border of Mediterranean and Central Europe

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.06.00  Humanities  Culturology   

Code Science Field
H270  Humanities  Social and economic history 
S210  Social sciences  Sociology 
Mentalities, imaginariness, region, aliens, institutional structure, ordinary life, modernization, changes, social values, ideology, prejudices, beliefs, identification of groups, exclusion, segregation.
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (5)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  07029  PhD Drago B. Rotar  Culturology  Head  1998 - 2000  355 
2.  13040  MSc Marko Štepec  Culturology  Researcher  1998 - 2000  311 
3.  15203  PhD Barbara Vodopivec  Historiography  Researcher  1998 - 2000  211 
4.  15335  PhD Melita Zajc  Anthropology  Researcher  1998 - 2000  391 
5.  18009  Tamara Zurunić    Researcher  1998 - 2000 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
Conceptually and topically the research is placed in the range of researches concerned with life-style, value-orientations of social groups, intelectual possibilities of geographical and social environments, socio-cultural determinations of concrete behaviors of different communities in historical and culturo-geographic surroundings. This research orientation has renewed the ''''nouvelle histoire'''' after more than half a century of hegemony from the history of event. Today we place them in the framework of historical anthropology. In the Slovene research milieu this project can be in line with some researches carried out by Drago B. Rotar, Iztok Saksida, Bojan Baskar, Marta Verginella, Marko Štuhec, Andrej Studen, Janez Cvirn. The research subject are methods of self-understanding and self-awareness of social groups in the recent historical period, and comprehensions, understandings, perception of other groups in the same environment, and foreigners (imigrants and others) in moments of crisis, and ruptures in regional history such as technical modernisation (industrialisation and new forms of transportation of people and goods) with urgent new interpretation of traditional patterns, and with them a new reevaluation and the formation of new intrasocial delimitations. The chosen area (the boundary between the Mediterranean world and Central Europe) is thus transitional in two ways: because of historical changes and because of its culturo-geographic position. This increases the complexity of the problematic and as such its point of interest. Unfortunately we couldn''t undertake the research in adequate extensiveness, we are left with the nurturing of some sorts of probes of an extensive and diversified area (where on particular localities and in different environments and communities the answers to the same developemental changes are very varied). The project deals also with the analyses and reconstruction of regional and local evolutionary times which have to be undertaken differentialy in connection with the world of representations (imaginariness), concrete environments and after that the establishment of interference on larger areas. Unequal culture, intelectual and technical evolution within the territorial society namely produces, changes ideological (valuatory) dominating features, closed and excluded social environments (getoization of marginal groups treated as unfunctional or inappropriate), alienation and homogenization on different levels of social life. This evolution can bring up to the final disintegration of the territorial society (ex. ethnical or national division, intensified by the social division as in the region of Kranjska) and exclusionary conflicts, assimilatory projects and policies. The area of our research is a real treasure of such processes.
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