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Studia ethnologica Croatica, Vol.3 No.1 June 1992. -

Cultural anthropological writings have tended to focus on an examination of repetitive events in a cyclical chronological pattern. Historical descriptions are usually concerned with unique sequential events in a linear time frame. While these viewpoints are distinct, they are sometimes combined in an individual-s writings. The works of three East European scholars are examined - two anthropologists Milenko Filipović, Yugoslavia; Joseph Obrebski, Poland; and an economist, Rudolf Bičanić. They share common interests in peasant societies and their relationships to national groups. The objective is to explore the implications of these distinct understandings and the ways in which they integrate their knowledge of socio-cultural processes.

chronology; peasant societies; national groups; temporal frames; cyclical; linear

Autor: Joel Martin Harper - ; Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, USA



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