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A Folklorist in the Soviet Spotlight

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The article seeks to illuminate the ideologically motivated circumstances of Latvian folklore studies during the period of unconditional Soviet totalitarianism. With the strengthening of the Soviet occupation regime in Latvia in the late 1940s, many interwar folklorists became victims of ideologically motivated disdain and subsequent career limitation. ‘Bourgeois’ scholarship and the methods applied in folklore studies during the interwar period were denounced and recognised as harmful to the new Soviet order. The central part of the article presents a case study of one individual folklorist of the time, Anna Bērzkalne (1891–1956). Both increasing criticism of Bērzkalne’s folklore research approach (the historical–geographical method) and her efforts to accommodate the requirements of the Soviet regime have been analysed.

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The Organisation of Cultural and Social Life in Selected Successful Villages

(2), 50–55. Stebbins, A. P. (2014) Careers in Serious Leisure From Dabbler to Devotee in Search of Fulfillment. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. Stebbins, A. P. (2015). Leisure and the Motive to Volunteer: Theories of Serious, Casual, and ProjectBased Leisure. New York: Pal-grave MacMillan. Winkler, T. (2016). Mladí dobrovoľníci v mimovládnych organizáciách (kontexty motivácií a altruizmu). Etnologické rozpravy , 23 (2), 7–27.

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The Goldfish and Little Red Riding Hood: Characters and their Combinations in Fairy Tale Jokes and Parodies

. 1998. Jokes and Their Relation to the Society. Humor Research 4. Berlin; New York: Mouton de Gruyter. Dégh, Linda and Andrew Vazsonyi. 1979. Magic for Sale: Märchen and Legend in TV Advertising. – Fabula 20: 47–68. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/fabl.1979.20.1.47 . Dégh, Linda. 1989. Beauty, Wealth, and Power: Career Choices for Women in Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Modern Media. – Fabula 30: 43–62. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/fabl.1989.30.1.43 . Deszcz, Justyna. 2002. Beyond the Disney Spell, or Escape into Pantoland. – Folklore 113 (1): 83

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Steps on Life Change and Spiritual Transformation: The Project of the Self

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The aim of the present paper is to analyse how individuals in contemporary Romania come to adopt a new life-style centred on the self and how new forms of spirituality contribute to this project. In order to document how powerfully immersed alternative forms of spirituality (yoga practices, transcendental meditation, bioenergy, holistic medicine etc.) and subjectification techniques (personal development, motivational practices) look like for people in Romania, I have combined participant observations with semi-structured in-depth interviews. First of all I have reviewed the literature on spirituality and self-development and overviewed the specific techniques of subjectification. These techniques have the power to change the individual’s view of life and have elements that serve the neoliberal governmentality. To continue, I have attended courses and workshops centred on spiritual development to uncover the communalities between literature and discourses on change. I was mainly interested in analysing the discourse of trainers, speakers and religious guiders and outlining the participants’ experiences, while understanding how they utilise the knowledge and support given throughout these courses when trying to enhance their day-to-day lives and careers. 2

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Mutual Influences Between Motherhood and Educational Attainment in Selected Eastern European Countries

(2): 15-44. Billari, F.C. and Philipov, D. (2004a). Education and the transition to motherhood: A comparative analysis of Western Europe. European Demographic Research Papers 3. Billari, F.C., and Philipov, D. (2004b). Women’s education and entry into first union. A simultaneous-hazard comparative analysis of Central and Eastern Europe. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research , 91-110. Blossfeld, H.P. and Huinink, J. (1991). Human capital investments or norms of role transition? How women’s schooling and career affect the pro-cess of family formation

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People, Space and Culture – Dimensions of Intergenerational Relationships. Introduction

sociálnych a kultúrnych štúdií. Fakulta humanitných vied, Univerzita Mateja Bela, Banská Bystrica (pp. 94–100). Feglová, V. (2004). „Druhá kariéra“ – rodová intepretácia jednej etapy v živote žien. [“The Second Career” – The Gender Interpretation of One Stage in a Woman’s Life]. In: J. Darulová, K. Koštialová (Eds.), Sféry ženy. Sociológia, etnológia, história . Fakulta humanitných vied UMB v Banskej Bystrici, Sociologický ústav Akademie věd ČR v Prahe (pp. 311–320). Hamplová, D., Šalamounová, P., Šamanová, G. (Eds.) (2006). Životní cyklus. Sociologické a

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Sensing Athletes: Sensory Dimensions of Recreational Endurance Sports

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Sport has become increasingly popular with recreational athletes over the last couple of decades. This has only gained minimal attention so far from scholars interested in the relations between recreational sports and everyday culture. With this paper, we seek to contribute to this field by scrutinising the sensory dimensions of recreational sport. Rather than probing into or highlighting isolated senses, we look at sensory dimensions understood as a combination of different, non-separable sensory experiences featured in recreational endurance sports. We are interested in how the senses play a role for recreational endurance athletes in running, triathlon and cycling both in training and competition. We start by examining how cultural and social dimensions are inextricably linked to doing sports. Secondly, we show how different configurations of the senses and their communicative mediation are contingent on sport disciplines, specific settings, technology, development and change as sensory careers over time. Thirdly, we discuss the kinaesthetic dimensions of doing sports in relation to the senses and the role of atmospheres. We conclude by arguing that highlighting specific senses by athletes is a cultural practice that calls for a holistic analysis of senses in sport, and outline some methodological implications for research on the senses.

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International Volunteers as Strangers in Szeklerland

Lee’s Travel Career Pattern Model to Examine Motivations, Typologies, and Preferences of Potential Voluntourists . USA: Greater Western Chapter of the Travel and Tourism Research Association. March 17–20. McMillion, Bill, Cutchins, Doug, Geissinger, Anne. 2006. Volunteer Vacations (9 th ed.). Chicago: Chicago Review Press. Otoo, Felix Elvis. 2013. Motivations of American Volunteer Tourists to Ghana. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure 2(4): 1–12. Polus, Reni Cacillia, Bidderb, Christy. 2016. Volunteer Tourists’ Motivation and

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Stimulating Flexible Citizenship: The Impact of Dutch and Indian Migration Policies on the Lives of Highly Skilled Indian Migrants in the Netherlands

a Dutch citizen, planning the school careers of their children, or arranging ongoing or return migration. Initial interview questions stemmed from the project’s main research question “How do Indian highly skilled migrants in the Netherlands and return migrants in India define notions of belonging and civic engagement; how are these notions influenced by their personal (gendered) migration experiences (during and after migration), and how are they mediated by government policies and practices, and diaspora politics?” ( Bal and Sinha-Kerkhoff 2012 , 3). The

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Evaluating the Level of Burnout among Healthcare Professionals

, Wilmar B., Hox, Joop. 2009. Present but Sick: A Three-Wave Study on Job Demands, Presentism and Burnout. Career Development International 14: 50–68. Demerouti, Evangelia, Nachreimer, Friedhelm, Bakker, Arnold, Schaufeli, Wilmar. 2001. The Job Demands–Recourses Model of Burnout. Journal of Applied Psychology 86 (3): 499–512. Epp, Kirstin. 2012. Burnout in Critical Care Nurses: A Literature Review. Dynamics 23: 25–31. Escriba Agüir, Vicenta, MartinüBaena, David, Perez Hoyos, Santiago. 2006. Psychosocial Work Environment and Burnout among Emergency

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