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Robert Gary Minnich

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Prof. Minnich has for several decades worked in the Austro-Italian-Slovene border areas on issues pertaining to language, identity politics, border problematics, ecology and farming, as well as state formation.

Books
  • Minnich, Robert Gary; Gulbrandsen, Ørnulf; Knudsen, John Chr. 1998. Homesteaders and Citizens: Collective identity formation on the Austro-Italian-Slovene frontier. 283 pages. ISBN: 82-7855-006-9.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1993. Socialni antropolog o slovencih - zbornik socialnoantropoloških besedil. 186 pages. ISBN: 86-81303-11-2.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1987. Aspects Of Polish Folk Culture: An Anthology of Contemporary Research from the Department of Slavic Ethnography, Cracow.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary; Bialy, Zbigiew; Bujak, Jan; Pilichowska, Bogdana; Maj, Malgorzata; Robotycki, Czeslaw; Zambrzycka-Kunachowicz, Anna. 1987. Aspects Of Polish Folk Culture: An Anthology of Contemporary Research from the Department of Slavic Ethnography, Cracow. 96 pages.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1979. The Homemade World Of Zagaj - An Interpretation of the 'Practical Life' among Traditional Peasant-Farmers in West Haloze, Slovenia, Yugoslavia. 251 pages.
Journal articles
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2012. Serendipitous Encounters and Associations – Thirty-Two years with the SSS. Slovene studies. 34: 211-216.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2008. An Introduction to Papers on "New Research on Slovenes of Carinthia". Slovene studies. 30: 219-223.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2007. Regiono apibudinimas: Baltijos regiono tyrimai žvelgiant iš sociokultūrinės antropologijos ir tarpdisciplininiu tyrimu perspektyvos. Lietuvos Etnologija (Lithuanian ethnology). 6: 247-248.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2006. Some reflections over inter-disciplinary cooperation in the study of an inter-state region: the Austro-Italian-Slovene borderland. Acta Historica Universitatis Klaipedensis. XII: 19-28.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2006. anmeldelse av: Changing the Basis of Citizenship in the Modern State. Political Theory and the Politics of Identity. Hakan G. Sicakkan og Yngve G. Lithman (red) New York: Edward Mellon Press (2005). Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 17: 307-308.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2005. Review of: James Andersen, Liam O'Dowd and Thomas M. Wilseon, eds. Culture and Cooperation in Europe's Borderland: European Studies � An Interdisciplinary Series in European Culture, History and Politics. Vol. 19. Rodopi: Amsterdam and New York. 2003; 250 pp; 9042010851 (hbk). European history quarterly. 35: 337-341. doi: 10.1171/0265691405051470
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2004. Pamela Ballinger (2003): History in Exile. Memory and Identity at the Borders of the Balkans. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press), pp. 1-328, illustrated, ISBN 0-691-086966, hardback. Journal of Modern Italian Studies. 9: 242-244.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2004. Review of: Sluga, Glenda. The Problem of Trieste and the Italo-Yugoslav Border: Difference, Identity and Sovereignty in Twentieth Century Europe. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 2001. Austrian History Yearbook. 35: 310-311.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2003. Post-socialist peasant? Rural and urban constructions of identity in Eastern Europe, East Asia, and the former Soviet Union. Ed. Pamela Leonard and Deema Kaneff. New York: Palgrave, 2002. ix, 255 pp. Slavic Review: American quarterly of Russian, Eurasian and East European studies. 62: 578-579.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2003. Review of: Leonard, Pamela and Deema Kaneff (eds.) Post-Socialist Peasant? Rural and Urban Constructions of Identity in Eastern Europe, East Asia and the former Soviet Union. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave, 2002. Slavic Review: American quarterly of Russian, Eurasian and East European studies. 62: 578-579.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2002. Die Leute von Ugovizza: Kollektive Identitäten im alpinen Raum. Historische Anthropologie: Kultur, Gesellschaft, Alltag. 10: 51-75.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1998. Anthropology as text. Antropolognytt. 3. 15-20.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1998. Prospects for transnational civil society following the arrival of the European Union in a contested borderland. Anthropology of East Europe Review. 16: 51-58.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1997. Civil Society and the Legacy of Ethnic Cleansing in the Southeastern Alps: Some Implications for Conflict Prevention. Anthropology of East Europe Review. 2. 15-22.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1997. From Volksgruppe to Nation: The Politicization of Ethnic Difference in Bilingual Carinthia. A review of: Slowenisch oder deutsch? Nationale Differenzierungsprozesse in Kaernten (1848-1914), by Janko Pleterski. HABSBURG, an H-Net list. Published 1997-07-16.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1996. A participant's observations of the course: <I>metodologija antropološkega raziskovanja</I> (anthropological research methods). Anthropological Notebooks. 102-104.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1994. Citizenship and the politicization of ethnicity as aspects of state-making in marginal Southcentral European communities. Teorija in praksa. 31: 267-283.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1993. Peasant Russia: Family and Community in the Post Emancipation Period. Social Anthropology. 3: 331-332.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1993. Reflections on the violent death of multi-ethnic state: a Slovene perspective. Anthropology of East Europe Review. 89-99.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1990. At the interface of the germanic, romance and slavic worlds - folk culture as an idiom of collective self-images in the southeastern Alps. Studia Ethnologica. 1. 163-179.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1989. Tradition in the face of modernization: cultural continuity and 'deagrarization' in the village of Ukve. Slovene studies. 1-2: 97-108.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1988. Speaking Slovene - being Slovene: verbal codes and collective selfimages. Some correlations between Kanalska doline and Zilska dolina. Slovene studies. 2: 125-147.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1987. The gift of "koline" and the articulation of identity in Slovene peasant society. Bulletin of the Slovene Ethnological Society./Glasnik slove nskega etnolo#vskega dru#vstva.. 27: 171-179.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1982. Anthropological contributions to the study of law. Antropolognytt. 1: 13-38.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1982. The symbolic dimension of West Haloze peasant technology. Slovene studies. 1: 21-28.
Reports and theses
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2006. Syllabus: SANT 116 "Regional Ethnography: Europe / Norden". Inst. for sosialantropologi, Univ. i Bergen, Bergen. 5 pages.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2006. Syllabus: SANT 120 "Anthropology of Scandinavia". Inst. for sosialantropologi, Univ. i Bergen, Bergen. 15 pages.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1997. Syllabus: SAS 10 "Anthropology of Scandinavia". Inst. for sosialantropologi, Univ. i Bergen, Bergen. 18 pages.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1996. Partition and Integration of the Three Country Region. Project secretariat: University of Klagenfurt, Section for Southeast European History., Klagenfurt. 12 pages.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1994. Metodologija antropološkega raziskovanja (a revised curriculum). School of Sciences, University of Ljubljana. 6 pages.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1993. Homesteaders and Citizens: An Ecology of Person and Self-realization Among Slovene Speaking Villagers on the Austro-Italian Frontier. Dept. of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, Bergen. 268 pages.
Book sections
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2007. Citizenship beyond the state: on the formation of civil society in the Three-Border Region. Chapter 11, pages 177-191. In:
    • Armstrong, Warwick; Anderson, James. 2007. Geopolitics of European Union Enlargement. The fortress empire. Routledge. 243 pages. ISBN: 978-0-415-33939-1.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2006. Einige abschließende Bemerkungen aus antropologischer Sicht. kapittel, pages 551-564. In:
    • Bahovec, Tina; Domej, Theodor. 2006. Das österreichisch-italienisch-slovenische Dreiländereck. Ursachen und Folgen der nationalstaatlichen Dreiteilung einer Region. 572 pages. ISBN: 3-7086-0163-7.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2006. Collective identity formation and linguistic identities in the Austro-Italian-Slovene border region. kapittel, pages 103-118. In:
    • Stern, Dieter; Voss, Christian. 2006. Marginal Linguistic Identities. Studies in Slavic Contact and Borderland Varieties. Harrassowitz Verlag. 274 pages. ISBN: 3-447-05354-2.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2006. Bürger eines Grenzlandes - individuelle Wege zur Selbstbestimmung. kapittel, pages 423-462. In:
    • Bahovec, Tina; Domej, Theodor. 2006. Das österreichisch-italienisch-slovenische Dreiländereck. Ursachen und Folgen der nationalstaatlichen Dreiteilung einer Region. 572 pages. ISBN: 3-7086-0163-7.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2002. From 'Culture Area' to Collective Identity: On the Ecology of Identity Formation in the Three Border Region. 115-133. In:
    • Baskar, Bojan; Weber, Irena. 2002. MESS – Mediterranean Ethnological Summer School, Vol. 4. ISBN: 961-237-021-4.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 2000. Under the Linden Tree: A Slovenian Life on a Contested State Frontier. 143-163. In:
    • Halpern, Joel Martin; Kideckel, David A. 2000. Neighbours at War: Anthropological Perspectives on Yugoslav Ethnicity, Culture and History. ISBN: 0-271-01978-6.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1997. Wie man an den Rändern moderner Staaten zu Bürgern wird. 251-295. In:
    • Stenner, Christian. 1997. Slowenische Steiermark: Verdrängte Minderheit in Österreich s Südosten. ISBN: 3-205-98690-3.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1993. Uvodna beseda avtorja (author's introduction). Introduction, pages 13-40. In:
    • Sumi, Irena. 1993. Socialni antropolog o Slovencih - zbornik socialnoantropolo #vskih besedil. (A sicial anthropologist's view of the Slov enes: An anthology of writings by Robert Minnich). ISBN: 86-81303-11-2.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1987. Introduction. 1-14. In:
    • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1987. Aspects Of Polish Folk Culture: An Anthology of Contemporary Research from the Department of Slavic Ethnography, Cracow.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1979. Styringsproblemer i jugoslavias migrasjonspolitikk (Problems in the implementation of Yugoslavia's migration policy). kapittel, pages 112-122. In:
    • Grønhaug, Reidar. 1979. Migrasjon, utvikling og minoriteter.(Migration, Development and Minori ties). ISBN: 82-00-05284-2.
  • Minnich, Robert Gary. 1976. Jugoslavia - kort utredning om den jugoslaviske erfaring med bilaterale avtaler i forsøket på å regulere migrasjon over nasjonale grenser. (Yugoslavia- a short report om the Yugoslav experience with bilateral conventions which seek to regulate migration across national frontiers). kapittel, pages 6-21. In:
    • Grønhaug, Reidar. 1976. Virkninger i avsenderlandet av migrasjon med og uten avtale regulering Minorities).

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

2008. An Introduction to Papers on "New Research on Slovenes of Carinthia". Slovene studies, 30(2): 219-223.

2007. Citizenship beyond the state: on the formation of civil society in the Three-Border Region, in Warwick Armstrong and James Anderson (eds.) Geopolitics of European Union Enlargement. The fortress empire. London: Routledge, pp. 177-191.

2006. Collective identity formation and linguistic identities in the Austro-Italian-Slovene border region, in Dieter Stern and Christian Voss (red.) Marginal Linguistic Identities. Studies in Slavic Contact and Borderland Varieties. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, pp. 103-118.

2002. From ‘Culture Area' to Collective Identity: On the Ecology of Identity Formation in the Three Border Region, in Bojan Baakar and Irena Weber (eds.) MESS - Mediterranean Ethnological Summer School , Vol. 4 Piran/Pirano, Slovenia, 1999-2000. Ljubljana: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Dept. of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, pp. 115-133.

2000. Under the Linden Tree: A Slovenian Life on a Contested State Frontier, in Joel Martin Halpern and David A Kideckel (eds.) Neighbours at War: Anthropological Perspectives on Yugoslav Ethnicity, Culture and History. University Park, PA.: Pennsylvania State University Press, pp. 143-163.

1998. Homesteaders and Citizens: Collective identity formation on the Austro-Italian-Slovene frontier. Bergen Studies in Social Anthropology No. 52. Bergen: Norse Publications .

1994. Citizenship and the politicization of ethnicity as aspects of state-making in marginal South-central European communities. Teorija in Praksa, XXXI (3-4): 267-283.

1988. Speaking Slovene - being Slovene: verbal codes and collective self-images: some correlations between Kanalska dolina and Ziljska dolina. Slovene Studies, 10 (2): 125-147.

1979. The Homemade World of Zagaj: An Interpretation of the "Practical life" Among Traditional Peasant-Farmers in West Haloze - Slovenia, Yugoslavia. Bergen: Dept. of Social Anthropology (Occasional Papers #18).

 

 

Regional: Southcentral Europe, Slovenia (and countries of pre- 1991 Yugoslavia), Carinthia and Styria (Austria), Friuli-Venezia- Giulia (Italy), Poland.

Thematic: Identity formation in borderland society (ethnicity, nationalism, resistance movements, autobiography, narrative analysis); The political culture of marginal communities (social history, civil society, citizenship, state-making); Alpine and sub-pannonian peasant adaptations (indigenous technology, cultural ecology).