Traditional culture of Slovak colonists in the Lowland : social and cultural adaptation of issues

Slavkovský Peter: Traditional culture of Slovak colonists in the Lowland : social and cultural adaptation of issues. In: Ethnographic atlases : regions, borders, interferences, (30). pp. 55-62. (2012)

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The process of cultural adaptation ofthe Slovak colonists to the new living conditions in Lowland did not result in the cultural destruction. There was a selective transfer ofcultural information that corresponded with the Slovak enclaves’ current needs in the new environment. However, the Slovak material culture did not lose its previous role ofthe main symbol ofethnic identification. Interaction between Slovaks, the majority community and other ethnic minorities, was reflected in the material culture. Social conditions in Lowland were favourable for the Slovak colonists’ efforts to negotiate the differences between their original material culture and the new one that they were building in the process ofconstruction oftheir new living environment. The Slovak enclaves in Lowland manifested a high degree of “cultural literacy” -the ability to exist in certain material and social environment. Their cultural competencies that were acquired in the native cultural environment in Slovakia (socialization) were effectively implemented in the multiethnic and multicultural environment. The ability of ethnic community to adapt to the changed living conditions which does not have significant impact on ethnic identification is known as cultural adaptability.

Item Type: Book Section
Journal or Publication Title: Ethnographic atlases : regions, borders, interferences
Date: 2012
Volume: 30
ISSN: 1419-1288
ISBN: 978 963 05 9256 7
Page Range: pp. 55-62
Series Name: Szegedi vallási néprajzi könyvtár
Language: English
Event Title: International Ethnography network : Conference of the SIEF's : [International Society for Ethnology and Folklore] (16.) (2010) (Szeged)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Néprajz - szlovák - Magyarország - atlasz, Néprajz - módszertan, Folklór - szlovák - Magyarország
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 61-62. és a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.04. Sociology
Date Deposited: 2020. Sep. 23. 13:44
Last Modified: 2022. Feb. 01. 14:08

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