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Personal and Spiritual Development in Contemporary Romania: In Search of Ambivalence

Development and the Flexible Contracts: Depoliticized Class Struggles between Highly Skilled Workers and Manual Workers in Cluj . Retrieved from Simionca, A. (2015). The Precariousness of the Employable. Highly Skilled Professionals in Contemporary Romania . Retrieved from Ten Bos, R.; Rhodes, C. (2003). The game of exemplarity: subjectivity, work and the

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The Concept of Sustainable Development of Cities. Ethnological Notes

References BITUŠÍKOVÁ, A. (2015): On the Way to a Sustainable Urban Development: Civic Participation in Selected Slovak Cities. In. Jolana Darulová (ed). Social and Cultural Diversity V. Citizens and Urban Spaces. Banská Bystrica: FF UMB. DARULOVÁ, J. (2015): Transformations of Urban Industrial Sites: Examples of Good Practice and Bad Practice. In. Jolana Darulová (ed): Social and Cultural Diversity V. Citizens and Urban Spaces. Banská Bystrica: FF UMB. HUBA, M., IRA, V., MAČÁKOVÁ,S., ŠVIHLOVÁ, D., ZÁBORSKÁ, Z

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I Am Worthy, I Want, and I Can: The Social Implications of Practicing Personal Development

). Neoliberalism as Exception: Mutations in Citizenship and Sovereignty . Durham and London: Duke University Press. Ong, A. (1999). Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality . Durham and London: Duke University Press. Ong, A. (1987). Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline: Factory Women in Malaysia . New York: SUNY Press. Pazderic, N. (2013). “Recovering True Selves in the Electro-Spiritual Field of Universal Love.” Cultural Anthropology , 19(2): 196–225. Puttick, E. 2000. “Personal Development: The Spiritualisation and

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Food Festivals and Expectations of Local Development in Northern Italy

antropologica . Milan: Franco Angeli. CAMILLO, Angelo – KIM, Woo Gon – MOREOC, Patrick J. – RYAND, Bill (2010): A Model of Historical Development and Future Trends of Italian Cuisine in America. In International Journal of Hospitality Management 29 (4), pp. 549-558. CANDEA, Matei (2007): Arbitrary Locations: in Defence of the Bounded Field-site. In Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 13, pp. 167-184. CAPATTI, Alberto – MONTANARI, Massimo (2003): Italian Cuisine: A Cultural History . New York; Chichester: Columbia University Press

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Hunting and Hunting-related Practices among the Kushi (Northeastern Nigeria)

. A Guide to Research Practices . London and New York: Routledge. LAKOFF, George (1987): Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things. What Categories Reveal about the Mind . Chiago: Chicago University Press. MANNING, Katie (2010): A Developmental history of West African Agriculture. In Philip Allsworth-Jones (ed.): West African Archaeology New Developments, New Perspectives . Oxford: Archoepress, pp. 43-52. NEWMAN, PAUL (2013): The Chadic Language Family: Classification and Name Index . Mega-Chad Research Network / Réseau Méga-Tchad. Retrieve from: http

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The Contempt of Public Property: the Datooga Salt Fracas and the Resistance against Colonial Definition of Property in Central Tanzania (1923-1927)

Development in Postcolonial Tanzania. In Journal of African History 51 (1), pp. 1-20. LUSEKELO, (2015): Amani, The Hadzabe Society of Tanzania: Contacts, Sociolinguistics and Onomastics , Ibadan, John Archers MAFEJE, Archie (1971): The Ideology of ‘Tribalism’. In Journal of Modern African Studies 9 (2), pp. 253-61. MNYAMPALA, Mathias 1995. The Gogo: history, customs, and traditions , translated, introduced and edited by Gregory H. Maddox. New York: Sharpe. NYERERE, Julius K. (1969): Ujamaa: Essays on Socialism. Dar es Salaam: Oxford

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Adaptation of Sukuma Loanwords in the Western Dialects of Datooga (Taturu) and its Dialectological Implications

): The Loanword Typology Project and the World Loanword Database. In Martin Haspelmath, Uri Tadmor (eds.): Loanwords in the World’s Languages: A Comparative Handbook. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. pp. 1-34. KARAN, Mark E. (2011): Understanding and Forecasting Ethnolinguistic Vitality. In Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 32 (2), pp. 137-149. KIESSLING, Roland (2001): Number Marking in Datooga Nouns. In Rainer Vossen, Angelika Mietzner, Antje Meissner (eds.): Mehr als nur Worte: Afrikanistische Beiträge zum 65 - Geburtstag von Franz

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The Organisation of Cultural and Social Life in Selected Successful Villages


This paper compares the methods of organisation of cultural and social life in three municipalities which were awarded the “Village of the Year” title, namely the municipalities of Oravská Lesná, Liptovská Teplička and Spišský Hrhov. The research in these three municipalities suggests several historical and socio-economic similarities between the villages of Oravská Lesná and Liptovská Teplička, which contrasts with the situation in Spišský Hrhov. These similarities and differences between the municipalities are also manifested at the level of their cultural and social life and development strategies. On one hand, we have the traditional mountainous villages with stable long-term and internally driven demography; on the other hand, a changing municipality with a high rate of immigration. In the former case, activities related to the identity of a traditional municipality are being developed, while in the latter case, the identity of the municipality is being actively created also through new cultural and social activities. The key factors of the municipalities’ cultural and social life in both cases are initiative inhabitants and proactive self-governments open to their initiatives.

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Hillsides as Part of the Socio-Cultural Capital and Development Potential of Villages/Regions (Example of Hrušov and Oravská Lesná)


This study is based on an analysis of local economic, environmental, social and cultural activities in the municipalities which were awarded the “Village of the Year” title, with a special focus on the Hrušov hillsides and the settlements in Oravská Lesná.

The basic historical and ethnological features of these villages include dispersion of the population, since the development period until the establishment of collective farms was characterised mainly by self-employed farmers. In both cases, it happened with a delay – in the 1970s and the 1980s. Ever since, the hillsides and settlements have become depopulated, mainly as a result of the growing construction of family houses or municipal (cooperative) flats in the central parts of municipalities.

Inspired by the theoretical and methodological framework of the authors who have dealt with the transformation of hillsides/settlements (Priečko, 2003, 2015; Huba, 1989, 1990, 2009), four possible development processes influencing the hillsides/settlements over the past decades can be hypothetically assumed:

1. Strengthening the original residential and economic function through a set of incentives.

2. Complete functional transformation of the sites from residential to recreational areas.

3. Exclusion of the sites from the category of built-up areas and delimitation of agricultural land to forest land category;

4. Combination of two and more functions with a view to a rational use of the landscape potential and preservation of the genius loci, which, however, requires the ability and willingness of the original or new users to respect the natural and cultural values of places of habitation and of the country, traditional agro-technical processes as well as landscaping in connection with the local/regional cultural heritage.

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