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Etnolog 19 (2009)
Ljubljana's “books of the World” – from the Auerspergs to Hacquet
<p>The present article deals with the role and importance of museum collections established in Ljubljana in the early modern age, their owners, museum objects, and the role and signifcance of these collections to the development of a scientifc view of the world.</p>
The sound of words, the voice of sounds
<p>A farmer's daily life was tightly interwoven with that of his oxen. Mutual communication was indispensable to a harmonious working companionship and in it all the senses played their role: the taste, the smell, the touch and the sense of hearing. The paper focuses on the latter, dealing with the sound of words – the intangible tool of human voice – calling the oxen by their names, giving commands and singing songs; it also deals with two other sounds applied in communicating with oxen – the voice of human whistling and the sound of cracking of a whip.
The use of Palm Sunday bundles in the Slovene countryside
<p>The article presents the use of Palm Sunday bundles in the Slovene countryside. Because of the belief in the magic power the bundles obtained when they were blessed and the conviction that they were capable of transferring this special power elsewhere, the bundles were used to protect homes, domestic animals, land, and crops. They were further used in many customs and to heal people and animals. After the second World War, the belief in the magic power of Palm Sunday bundles started to decline, but they acquired new functions in the late 20th century.</p>
The stories of the Alexandrian Women’s children about life in Egypt in the first half of the 20th century
<p>The article presents the stories of two generations of children of the alexandrian Women about life in Egypt. The first generation was born in Goriška in 1922–1929, the second in Egypt 1937–1948. The children born in Goriška were aged six to ten when they joined their mothers who had emigrated to work in Egypt. The article wishes to draw attention to the family life of the alexandrian Women in Egypt in the first half of the 20th century.
<p>The car as a dominant technology, pervading social relations, human geography, national economies, and the concrete experiences of individuals, has been a largely ignored theme in humanist sciences and sociology. the discourse on “automobility” is chiefy driven by the natural and technical sciences, as well as publicists, leading to (reductionist) views that the issue is primarily one of technology. Drawing on F. Sigaut’s writings and rare ethnographical (D. Miller) and sociological (J.
On the ineadequacy of equating dress with noša (costume)
<p>The article deals with the terms used from the 16th century on to describe dressing and what resulted from it – dresses. It dedicates special attention to how (in)adequate the term noša (costume in the sense of national costume) is for denoting what people wear on their bodies, and in comparison prefers the terms dress and dressing style.
Komšiluk (neighborhood, neighborliness) has established itself as a notion instrumental in explaining ethnic strife linked with the breakup of Yugoslavia or other Balkan settings. In
Anthropology’s egg of Columbus
<p>In recent decades, anthropology has revised itself several times, evaluated the access codes to its knowledge, and detected new options for the use of ethnographic experiences. Rather than<br />
Being here and there
<p>The article deals with the theoretical and metaphorical refection of doing feldwork at the festivals of folk, traditional and Celtic music in Scotland and stresses the transformative nature of<br />
The Buddhist meditation Vipassanā in a New Age context
<p>This article tries to situate the Buddhist meditation called Vipassanā in a New Age context on the basis of recollections and acknowledgements of the lives of a certain target group of people.<br /> With the introduction of Vipassanā and the New Age phenomenon along with arguments from psychology, this article emphasis and exposes the way these individuals deal with existential<br />
The SEM's phonographic records of Slovene folk Songs from Bela krajina
<p>An article in the frst volume of the scientifc periodical Etnolog mentions that the Ethnographic Museum had “acquired” a phonograph and “collected” several tens of songs on cylinders. This<br />
On the “web side” of the Alps
<p>Following a brief presentation of the history of the SEM's websites from 1998 to today the article focuses on the current website renewal, addressing certain reservations and problems related<br /> to planning museum websites in the context of Web 2.0. Based on a comparative study, the articles deals with the procedures of planning, implementing and evaluating the new website<br />
|Gojka Pajagič Bregar||
Preliminary analysis and restoration of the fans for the exhibition Under Napoleon's Eagle at the National Museum of Slovenia
<p>The author presents the origin and development of fans in different periods and environments. The two fans from the collection of the National Museum of Slovenia, which were analysed, restored and conserved for the exhibition <em>Under Napoleon's Eagle</em>, date from the turn of the 19th century.
Anew the vines have fruited...
|Mirjam Gnezda Bogataj||
Idrija lace, a history written in thread
Threshing mill for five oxen
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