[Value and Community. The Role of Tradition and Heritage within Changing Local Registers (Kriza Books Nr. 39.)] Érték és közösség. A hagyomány és az örökség szerepe a változó lokális regiszterekben (Kriza Könyvek, 39.)

Jakab Albert Zsolt – Vajda András (eds.)


[Value and Community. The Role of Tradition and Heritage within Changing Local Registers (Kriza Books Nr. 39.)] Érték és közösség. A hagyomány és az örökség szerepe a változó lokális regiszterekben (Kriza Könyvek, 39.)


2016 By clicking the following link, you can read the Foreword, the Contents and the Abstracts.

Our volume offers a selection of the material of the two conferences organized within the project aiming the launching and popularization of the Transylvanian Values’ Collection and of the movement regarding the collecting of values. The first conference, entitled Heritage and Presentation. Patrimony, Visualisation and Everyday Use, was held in Cluj-Napoca, at the centre of Kriza János Ethnographic Society, on the 18th of August 2015, being the set off for the project regarding the launching of the Transylvanian Values’ Collection. The second one, bearing the title Value and Community. New Ways and Challenges in the Research of Transylvanian Values – the Regional Conference of KJES, was held on the 9–10th of October 2015 in Sfântu Gheorghe, in partnership with the Szekler National Museum. Both events focused on the local and regional ethnographic values. The participants analysed the processes of revealing, documenting, and archiving of the ethnographic values, respectively the longer process of integrating these values into the everyday life of local communities (a process taking place both in past and present). Ethnographic researches and initiatives, respectively results from the Arieș, Călata, Mureș, and Trei Scaune regions were presented.

The studies included in this volume can be grouped into three major blocks. The two introductory writings attempt to outline the ethnographic approach and theoretical embedment of the so-called “Hungaricum”-movement. Another group of studies line up the surveys on heritage, carried out on different fields in the last few decades or at present. The second part of the volume includes particular case studies.

The lining up of the studies of the volume hides also the intention of inventory, as we are convinced that in order to integrate Transylvanian ethnographic values into any kind of revealing or patrimony process, it is necessary to check all those, which have already been analysed, revealed, described and interpreted, thus placed into some kind of interpretational horizon, and entered the scientific/public discourse.