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From Storeroom to Stage: Romanian Attire and the Politics of Folklore

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Volume 10

Material Mediations: People and Things in a World of Movement



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From Storeroom to Stage

Romanian Attire and the Politics of Folklore

Alexandra Urdea

210 pages, 21 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-103-1 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Not Yet Published (December 2018)

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“A good book… The author’s ethnographic work brings a unique perspective on these issues.” • Adam Drazin, University College London

Description

Departing from an ethnographic collection in London, From Storeroom to Stage traces the journey of its artefacts back to the Romanian villages where they were made 70 years ago, and to other places where similar objects are still in use. The book explores the role that material culture plays in the production of value and meaning by examining how folk objects are mobilized in national ideologies, transmissions of personal and family memory, museological discourses, and artistic acts.

Alexandra Urdea is a Research Fellow at the University of Sussex. Her research interests include material culture, heritage and museum studies, and mobility studies.

Subject: General Anthropology Museum Studies
Area: Central/Eastern Europe



Contents

List of Illustrations

PART I: OBJECTS DEFINED

Introduction: Where a Collection Can Take You

Chapter 1. Framing the Object

PART II: OBJECTS KEPT

Chapter 2. Unfolding the Past: The Context of the Archives
Chapter 3. Out of the Wardrobes

PART III: OBJECTS IN PLACE

Chapter 4. Bringing It All Back Home
Chapter 5. Houses of Modernity
Chapter 6. Reconfigurations of the Public Space

PART IV: OBJECTS ON STAGE

Chapter 7. The Boundaries of Folclor
Chapter 8. Folklore Stars

Conclusion: At the End of the Journey: What Does ‘Folklore’ Do?

Bibliography
Index

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