The Communication & Publications Commission of the International Organization of Folk Art (IOV) has published a book containing research papers presented in their first versions at the 14th European International Scientific Conference of Folk Culture of IOV. Edited by Professor Anna Brzozowska-Krajka, the book is titled: “Between Folk Culture and Global Culture in Contemporary Europe” and it was printed in Bahrain with the support of the IOV Presidential office.
The conference, which was the base of this book, was organized by the IOV International Commission for Science and Research for Central and Eastern Europe, the Austrian Section of IOV and the Polish Section of IOV. It took place from 23-26 November 2017, in Andorf, Austria and was centered on the theme “Between Folk Culture and Global Culture in Contemporary Europe” and was held “In Honor of Alexander Veigl, the Founder of IOV, on the 10th Anniversary of His Death”.
Professor Anna Brzozowska-Krajka wrote in her introduction to the book that “The studies comprised in this monograph confirm the opinion that the globalization processes which take place in contemporary European societies should be treated as creating and strengthening the European conglomerate of variety and not as highlighting homogeneity”.
She also adds that “The category of cultural change does not serve total unification of European ethnic cultures but stimulates creative initiatives which aim at permanent defense of traditional values as a basis for the functioning of ethno-cultures on national, regional and local levels.
The studies included in this book were produced by researchers in Austria, Belarus, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine. The book’s ISBN number is 978-99901-775-6-5.