MOVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE. HUNGARIAN FOLK DANCE, POPULISM, AND CITIZENSHIP
The Institute of Ethnology and the Institute of Minority Studies kindly invites you to Mary N. Taylor’s book launch.
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 nation-making and populism, 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.
Mary N. Taylor (City University of New York)
Fülemile Ágnes (Institute of Ethnology)
Fügedi János (Institute of Musicology)
Pulay Gergely (Institute of Minority Studies)
Time: 2021. November 23. 11:00. (CET)
Venue: Budapest, Tóth Kálmán u. 4. MTA HTK B 8.33.