The Importance of the Community: Its Dynamics and Its Impact on Contemporary Research (Greece as a Case-Study)

Katsanevaki, Athena (Articol)

“The importance of the community in Greece is a matter that has been discussed by a wide variety of writers. Nevertheless one way to comprehend it is to follow its impact on contemporary research. This impact is located in two ways: firstly in the lives of the researchers themselves as they reveal the quest for the community inside our modem world. Secondly it is apparent that research itself comes through a similar process. Compression of time and space results to the break down of the communal spirit. Such a break down is apparent in science and in theory and results in their inadequacy and criticism of them. This is how then community with its characteristic dynamics presents itself as one of the most important aspects of our lives.”

Cuvinte cheie: Community, Greece, Mantinada, and Traditional Culture

Revista de etnografie și folclor / Journal of Ethnography and Folklore

2010, nr. 1-2