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A Folklorist in the Soviet Spotlight

, Yuriy Matveyevich. 1938. Russkiy fol’klor: Uchebnik dlya vysshikh uchebnykh zavedeniy . Moskva: Uchpedgiz. [Соколов, Юрий Матвеевич. 1938. Русский фольклор: Учебник для высших учебных заведений . Москва: Учпедгиз.] Sorokina, Marina Yu. 2011. Within Two Tyrannies: The Soviet Academic Refugees of the Second World War. – Proceedings of the British Academy 169: 225–238. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0015 . Stamati, Iurie. 2015. Two Chapters in the Sovietization of Romanian Archaeology (From the Late 1940s to the Mid-1950s

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Current Manifestations of the Ethnic Identity of Transylvanian Saxons

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The study ‘Current Manifestations of the Ethnic Identity of Transylvanian Saxons’ presents this ethnic minority in Romania. Based on the theoretical concepts of T. H. Eriksen, it deals with the issues of the ethnic identity and its contemporary manifestations in the culture of Transylvanian Saxons. Information gathered during the qualitative field research make it possible to capture changes in the manifestations of the ethnic identity and the relationship between the minority and the majority culture. As a result of modernization processes and large-scale emigration, there has been a change of the group’s mentality, with traditional behaviour patterns and models of social coexistence disintegrating. The need has arisen to revise the ethnic identity of the community. The observed aspects of the ethnic identity include ethnicity and Saxon self-concept, Saxon dialect, Saxon Evangelical Church, festivities, minority education and interethnic relations. Attention is also paid to the opinions of Saxon politicians and intellectuals of the current situation of the society and its future direction.

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A School That Forms? A Look at the Years of the Communist Regime and the Present

References ARBURG, Adrian: Decade of catastrophies in 1938 - 1948 in the view of historical research. In. Tragic places of memory. Tragischeerinnerungsorte. Prague: Antikomplex 2010. MIKLOŠKO, František: View on Communist period and first years of freedom. In. Overcoming the abuse of power in Church and Society.Trnava: Dobrá kniha, 2012. NEUPAUER, František: Aj Rumuni majú „múzeum komunizmu“ [Also Romanians have Museum of Communism]. www.postoy.sk, September 13, 2012. STEWAED, E. (2011). 9/11 is

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