Vajda András

Vajda András
Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania · Faculty of Technical and Human Sciences Targu Mures

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The village today is only partially what we used to know of in the past, our previous image rooted in a sinking world, nothing but memories. In the 21st century, even in rural communities, the daily routine, practices and strategies of economic life are determined by the processes of modernization and globalization, in conjunction with information...
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The present study proposes an analysis of the conceptual apparatus that may facilitate the description and interpretation of the changes that have taken place in Transylvanian villages and ruralities over the past quarter century. The central question is: what is left of the village after these changes? Respectively, was this change superficial or...
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In the past more than six months, not only the cultural institutional network but also all of humanity has entered in a peculiar existential state. All that was previously commonplace, accepted, or natural has become in many ways impossible or, in some cases, even illegal. In the last period, we could also witness the changes regarding museums and...
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A tanulmány a Párhuzamos ruralitások. A vidékiség mai (lét)formái négy erdé-lyi kisrégióban címet viselő, épp lezáruló NKFIH-kutatás elméleti alapvetéseinek, illetve a kutatási projekt keretében elért legfontosabb eredményeinek összegző bemutatása mellette a jelen tanulmánykötetben megjelent tanulmányokat ismerteti. Kutatásunk alapvető célja az erd...
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In the past more than six months, not only the cultural institutional network but also all of humanity has entered in a peculiar existential state. All that was previously commonplace, accepted, or natural has become in many ways impossible or, in some cases, even illegal. In the last period, we could also witness the changes regarding museums and...
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This paper analyses the media use of older adults from Mureș County (village and small-town), i.e., their individual and collective use of various smart devices and their new media-based practices, with particular focus on qualitative aspects, while also mapping the effects (efficiency and satisfaction) of digital practices on various life areas. T...
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Characteristics of the Transylvanian Rural Area after the European Integration The village today is only partially what we used to know of in the past, our previous image was rooted in a sinking world, nothing but memories. In the 21st century even in rural communities the daily routine, the practices and strategies of economic life are determined...
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Transformation of the Economic and Cultural Structure of a Village from Mureș Region The present volume analyzes the long process of transformation of the society and economic structure of Dumbrăvioara, a settlement situated on the southern margins of Szeklerland, on the border between the Transylvanian Plain and Mureș region, 14 km from Târgu-Mur...
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This paper analyses the media practices of older adults from Mureş County (village and small town). The first part of this paper examines the integration of digital media into current society and everyday life along with the characteristics of the knowledge and skill acquisition related to digital media. The second half, grounded on empirical quali...
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Rural Communities, Changing Life Spaces, Transforming Localities The present study proposes the analysis of the question on the conceptual apparatus which could allow the description and interpretation of the changes that occurred in the Transylvanian village and rurality in the last quarter of a century. The central question is: what has remained...
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The present paper attempts to list the functions and habits of use of the archives, also those contexts in which these archives are used, offering a summary of the most important affirmations of related literature. How has the appreciation of the archives changed and what new habits of use have resulted? What kind of individual and communal objecti...
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What happens if folk tradition is not externalized in books and archives but is uploaded to the World Wide Web? What is the guiding intention of the user who deposits the products of folk culture and local tradition to the Internet? Is this a case of patrimonialization or mere archiving? Should we view the function of the externalization as communi...
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The study presents the home museums, local museums and ethnographic collections established in Mureș County, especially in the regions populated by the Hungarian ethnic group, offering a comprehensive image about the status of museums and collections functioning in the rural areas, and about the micro regional distribution of these museums. Moreove...
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A tanulmány elsősorban a második világháború idején született, vagy erre az időszakra vonatkozó, a populáris/népi regiszterben született és itt forgalmazott, írásban rögzített narratívumokra, azok funkcióira, keletkezésük és használatuk körülményeire, a velük szembeni attitűdökre reflektál. Az elemzés célja nem a történelmi események rekonstruálása...

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The research models the forms or rurality specific for the 21st century and offers a new, comprehensive frame of interpretation for the ethnographic approach to rurality and to the understanding of the recently emerging rural attitudes.