I collected stories of conversion from university students in Kolozsvár/Cluj. They had come into contact with representatives of the revival movement and constructed their own identities under the influence of the identity patterns conveyed by these people. The conversion means that their relationship with God becomes personal in that they accept salvation from sin for themselves, declare themselves to be the children of God and place their lives under His guidance. This goes together with a new way of life involving daily reading and interpretation of the Bible, impromptu personal prayers and participation in charity work. In the stories of conversion they speak about this new identity and the process through which they changed their identities. Parallel with the restructuring of the individual identity the collective identity also changes since, from the time of their conversion, they regard themselves as members of the community and the activity of the community extends to all fields of life: Bible hours, religious services, sports, summer camps, film club, etc.
This paper, based on participant research amongst folk revivalists, interviews with cultural managers, and extensive archival research, discusses the
(dance house) folk revival movement as the actualization of interwar efforts of “folk national cultivation” in Hungary. By putting the dance house in relationship with interwar folk critiques, the paper illustrates both continuities and discontinuities between them, most notably in conceptualizations of the relationship between the ethical or political roles of such critiques and of the folk itself. The paper argues that folk critiques, now and then, can play an important role in state formation by reproducing the folk and acting to secure its citizenship. Nevertheless, how the folk is defined is historically determined, as is the kind of citizenship entailed. Since folk national cultivation is premised on the idea that Hungarianness is produced through engagement with the folk and its traditions, the historical approach of this paper problematizes this process.
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unfriendliness and a resistance against the works of the co-operatives, it might be better to consider it as a new direction and new attitude in their case, having regard to the transformation of the co-operatives and the history of the revivalmovement
, examines elements of Klez-mer music in the third movement of Symphony No. 1. The expression “Klezmer,” adopted by the revivalmovement which blossomed, amongst other locales, in the United States, referred in Knapp’s case to a broader term for Jewish
opinion, understanding of either the historical changes taking place in traditional dance culture or the operating mechanisms and the impact of the revivalmovement so closely connected with the realm of tradition is also quite difficult to achieve without
last remaining village musicians and dancers in Hungary and beyond its borders, in the villages of lands inhabited by ethnic Hungarians. The folk revivalmovement that married craft, 100 music, and dance offered a refreshing alternative to the