Socio-Economic Aspects of Artisanship among the Ethnic Minorities in the 2000s Romania

Constantin, Marin (Articol)

“The article is concerned with the social and economic process of the folk artisanship among the ethnic minorities of Hungarians, Turks, and Croatians in contemporary Romania. Ethnographic information is provided on the peasant artisans’ professional framework (private workshops), as well as on their crafts development under socialism and in times of market economy in Romania. Similarly considered are the relationships that the craftsmen engage with the ethnographic museums and the national centres for the conservation of folk culture. Analysis and interpretation in this text contribute to the understanding of craft specialization in relation to the economy and culture of minority ethnic groups in Romania.”

Cuvinte cheie: Artisanship, Ethnic Minorities, Handicraft, and Rural Life

Revista de etnografie și folclor / Journal of Ethnography and Folklore

2009, nr. 1-2