Accepted paper:

The Utopia of European Ethnology and the Utopia of Europe

Authors:

Reinhard Johler (University Tuebingen)

Paper short abstract:

The concept of European Ethnology as a field of research was, from the beginning, linked with utopian ideas about Europe.

Paper long abstract:

The concept of European Ethnology as a field of research was, from the beginning, linked with utopian ideas about Europe. This talk will present and discuss this connection in terms of a chronology which is central for the field as well as the continent (1930s, 50s, 70s, and 90s), and then explore the question of what utopias European Ethnology still has in the present day.

panel P008
Realism, imaginary, and ambivalences of utopia