Ethnogenesis and Ethnomorphosis in the Ethno-Cultural Variability of Romania

Constantin, Marin (Articol)

“The article deals with the anthropological conceptualization of ethnogenesis and ethnomorphosis within various ethnographic contexts in contemporary Romania. Five ethnic groups are reported for their ethno-historical and folk-art traditions, namely Căldărars (Kalderash people), Saxons and Szekles (in South and Southeastern Transylvania), Rudars (in Northern Wallachia), and “Old-Belief” Lipovans (in Northern Dobroudja). Vernacular accounts mainly include the themes of origin, historical icons and events, traditional social organization, mythology and folklore, folk medicine, craftsmanship, and folk cuisine, each of them pointing to the cultural distinctiveness of the abovementioned ethno-linguistic communities, as well to their cross-cultural interpretation.”

Cuvinte cheie: Artisanship, ethnic groups, ethno-history, ethnogenesis, and ethnomorphosis

Revista de etnografie și folclor / Journal of Ethnography and Folklore

2013, nr. 1-2