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Slovene folk spiritual culture in the process of the globalisation

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.04.00  Humanities  Ethnology   

Code Science Field
H400  Humanities  Folklore 
folk spiritual culture, folklore, ethnical identity, globalisation, ethnomusicology, ethnocoreology, theory of folkloristic
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Researchers (8)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  08191  PhD Marjetka Golež Kaučič  Ethnology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  501 
2.  26012  PhD Mojca Kovačič  Ethnology  Junior researcher  2005 - 2007  304 
3.  22274  PhD Rebeka Kunej  Ethnology  Junior researcher  2004 - 2007  213 
4.  15617  PhD Maša Marty  Musicology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  136 
5.  25649  PhD Marjeta Pisk  Ethnology  Junior researcher  2005 - 2007  164 
6.  23347  PhD Gregor Strle  Computer science and informatics  Technical associate  2004 - 2007  67 
7.  19466  PhD Urša Šivic  Ethnology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  414 
8.  04042  PhD Marko Terseglav  Ethnology  Head  2004 - 2007  471 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  63,112 
In a modern global world there is a need to intensively re-evaluate the basic question of cultural, ethnical and national identity, and a possibility for specific or identifiable elements of individual cultures especially of small nations to vanish. For them and their evident identity it is therefore of most importance to preserve spontaneous folk spiritual culture (folklore), which is acknowledged by folkloristic, ethnology and anthropology as most important element in creation and preservation of ethnical identity. This was also the reason for Slovene folkloristic - a science about spontaneous folk creativity - to define as its main goal of present and future basic research a study of folk poetry, music and dance, their rise, development and decay and their possible relation with other forms, especially popular and also high culture. The main objective of folkloristic projects is enlighten definition of folklore as specific cultural creativity, which represents the core of ethnical identity. It is this dimension of folklore, that was untik now in other humanistic sciences disregarded and almost ignored in cultural politics and national promotion schemas. The project intends to offer solutions also on this problems. The aim of the project is to answer on today most frequent and fundamental question of co-existence of the specific (ethnic) and of the global (universal) in postmodern society and enlighten the relation of society to tradition and identity. The project goals are following: 1.presentation of spontaneous slovene poetic creativity, the ethnomusicological and ethnocoreological phenomena (with collections of material and theoretical analyses and discussions), 2.placement of folk spiritual culture in slovene environment and social reality and their co-existence, 3.afirmation and enrichment of cultural and ethnical identity, 4.preservation and argumentation of values of the folk spiritual culture, 5.involvement of folkloristic in fundamental research projects in culture (with emphasis on development strategy), 6.examination of new contents and transformation of folklore, on all levels. Project will also monitor and analyze the continuity and transformation of tradition and document and analyze new creative tendencies and compare them with established traditional praxis. The research will also answer the question on the amount of envolvement of the slovene folk spiritual culture in european cultural streams and in universalism of artistic creation. Along this, a comparative method will be used to show the nature of the spontanious and specific culture that defines us as specific ethnos within diverse cultures in globalisation process. With this better perspective and recognition of Slovenia in Europe would be also achieved. The program acknowledges the guidelines and recommendations of UNESCO concerning research, preservation and popularisation of folk spiritual culture. It is with folk spiritual culture and awareness of it that we Slovenes must enter in Europe as equal member and emancipated nation. By folkloristic opinion and by UNESCO recommendation, the realization of our emancipation and identification depends on exploration, knowledge, life and preservation of our spontaneous folk creativity, which is the most relevant sign of our identity, genuineness and specific elements in globalized world. Therefore reffering fundamental folkloristic research (in Slovenia only performed by Institute of Ethnomusicology SRC SASA) represents priority among cultural-social projects, as it is the best indicator of national culture, its being and ethnic existence.
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