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posernzielinski


Cultural anthropologist

Professor at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan and at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Science (PAN) in Poznan.

E-mail: alpoz(at)amu.edu.pl

 

 

Research interests:

♦ ethnic relations (movements of ethnic rebirth, the politics of ethnicity)
♦ the anthropology of migration (research on the Polish diaspora in the USA and Kazakhstan)
♦ the theory of cultural change
♦ problems of multiculturalism (in the USA, South America and Germany)
♦ the history of ethnology and anthropology
♦ American studies and Latin American studies (research in Latin America: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile)

Additional information:

♦ corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) and the Polish Academy of Skills  (PAU)
♦ director of the Ethnological Workshop at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Poznan
♦ 1993-2008 director of the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
♦ head of the Committee of Ethnological Sciences at the Polish Academy of Science
♦ editor-in-chief of Estudios Latinoamericanos
♦ recipient of grants from several foreign organisations: Fulbright, Kościuszko Foundation, ACLS (USA), DAAD (Germany) and CSIC (Spain), and also from the Foundation for Polish Science
♦ research visits to universities in Minneapolis, Chicago, Oxford, Madrid, Berlin and Kiel

Participation in selected projects:

Politics, Strategy and the Rhetoric of Ethnicity in the Age of Globalisation: A study of the transformation of Andean communities and cultures
(Polityka, strategia i retoryka etniczności w dobie globalizacji. Studium transformacji społeczeństw i kultur andyjskich)
♦ funding: Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
♦ project dates: 2004-2007
♦ function: coordinator  

Araucania and Its Inhabitants 150 Years after Domeyko: The Mapuche of Chile – ethnic history, their current socio-cultural situation and their battle for survival
(Araukania i jej mieszkańcy w półtora wieku po Domeyce. Mapucze z Chile: dzieje etniczne, aktualna sytuacja społeczno-kulturowa i ich walka o przetrwanie)
♦ funding: Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
♦ project dates: 2008-2011
♦ function: coordinator  


Jamaica 60 Years after the Research of J Obrębski: A study of a postcolonial society in the context of Józef Obrębski’s field research findings and current anthropological research
(Jamajka w 60 lat po badaniach J. Obrębskiego. Studium społeczeństwa postkolonialnego w świetle materiałów terenowych Józefa Obrębskiego i współczesnych badań antropologicznych)
♦ funding: Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
♦ project dates: 2009-2012
♦ function: participant

Selected publications:

Tradycja a etniczność. Przemiany kultury Polonii amerykańskiej [Tradition and Ethnicity: Transformations of the culture of the Polish diaspora in America], Wrocław: Ossolineum 1982.

W krainie Inkarri. Szkice etnologiczne o Peru [In the Land of Inkarri: Ethnological essays on Peru], Wrocław: Ossolineum 1985.

♦  Świat grup etnicznych [The World of Ethnic Groups] (ed.), Poznań: Wydawnictwo Kurpisz 2000.

Etniczność a religia [Ehtnicity and Religion] (ed.), Poznań: Wydawnictwo Poznańskie 2003.

Tolerancja i jej granice w relacjach międzykulturowych [Tolerance and its limits in multicultural relations] (ed.), Poznań: Wydawnictwo Poznańskie 2004.

Etniczność. Kategorie, procesy etniczne [Ethnicity: Categories and ethnic processes], Poznań: Polskie Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Nauk 2005.

Między indygenizmem a indianizmem [Between Indigenism and Indianism], Poznań: Wydawnictwo UAM 2005.

Exploring Home, Neighbouring and Distant Cultures (co-editor with L. Mróz), Warsaw: Wydawnictwo DiG 2008.

Antropologia polityki i polityka w antropologii [The anthropology of politics and the politics in anthropology], (co-editor with  M. Drozd-Piasecka), Warsaw: Komitet Nauk Etnologicznych PAN, Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii PAN 2010.