Movement of the People ? Hungarian Folk Dance, Populism, and Citizenship: Hungarian Folk Dance, Populism, and Citizenship

Movement of the People ? Hungarian Folk Dance, Populism, and Citizenship

Hungarian Folk Dance, Populism, and Citizenship
 
Publisher: MH ? Indiana University Press
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ISBN13:9780253057839
ISBN10:0253057833
Binding:Paperback
No. of pages:316 pages
Size:228x152x23 mm
Weight:462 g
Language:English
Illustrations: 3 Maps; 21 Illustrations, black & white
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Distinguishing "populistpractices of folk revival as a form of national identity, Movement of the People interrogates the ideologies, institutional contexts, and relationships that contribute to the cultivation of Hungary's future as well as its past.

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Since 1990, thousands of Hungarians have vacationed at summer camps devoted to Hungarian folk dance in the Transylvanian villages of neighboring Romania. This folk tourism and connected everyday practices of folk dance revival take place against the backdrop of an increasingly nationalist political environment in Hungary.
 
In Movement of the People, Mary N. Taylor takes readers inside the folk revival movement known as dancehouse (táncház) that sustains myriad events where folk dance is central and championed by international enthusiasts and UNESCO. Contextualizing táncház in a deeper history of populism and nationalism, Taylor examines the movement's emergence in 1970s socialist institutions, its transformation through the postsocialist period, and its recent recognition by UNESCO as a best practice of heritage preservation.
 
Approaching the populist and popular practices of folk revival as a form of national cultivation, Movement of the People interrogates the everyday practices, relationships, institutional contexts, and ideologies that contribute to the making of Hungary's future, as well as its past.