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Robert Gary Minnich

Associate Professor

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.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2006. Some reflections over inter-disciplinary cooperation in the study of an inter-state region: the Austro-Italian-Slovene borderland. Acta Historica Universitatis Klaipedensis. 19-28.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Die Leute von Ugovizza: Kollektive Identitäten im alpinen Raum. Historische Anthropologie: Kultur, Gesellschaft, Alltag. 51-75.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Prospects for transnational civil society following the arrival of the European Union in a contested borderland. Anthropology of East Europe Review. 51-58.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Anthropology as text. Antropolognytt. 15-20.
  • Show author(s) 1997. Civil Society and the Legacy of Ethnic Cleansing in the Southeastern Alps: Some Implications for Conflict Prevention. Anthropology of East Europe Review. 15-22.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Citizenship and the politicization of ethnicity as aspects of state-making in marginal Southcentral European communities. Teorija in praksa. 267-283.
  • Show author(s) 1993. Reflections on the violent death of multi-ethnic state: a Slovene perspective. Anthropology of East Europe Review. 89-99.
  • Show author(s) 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. 163-179.
  • Show author(s) 1989. Tradition in the face of modernization: cultural continuity and 'deagrarization' in the village of Ukve. Slovene studies. 97-108.
  • Show author(s) 1988. Speaking Slovene - being Slovene: verbal codes and collective selfimages. Some correlations between Kanalska doline and Zilska dolina. Slovene studies. 125-147.
  • Show author(s) 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.. 171-179.
  • Show author(s) 1982. The symbolic dimension of West Haloze peasant technology. Slovene studies. 21-28.
  • Show author(s) 1982. Anthropological contributions to the study of law. Antropolognytt. 13-38.
Report
  • Show author(s) 2006. Syllabus: SANT 120 "Anthropology of Scandinavia". .
  • Show author(s) 2006. Syllabus: SANT 116 "Regional Ethnography: Europe / Norden". .
  • Show author(s) 1997. Syllabus: SAS 10 "Anthropology of Scandinavia". .
  • Show author(s) 1994. Metodologija antropološkega raziskovanja (a revised curriculum). .
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) 2006. Norway and Norwegians.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Leben im Nationalstaat - am Beispiel persönlicher Schicksale.
  • Show author(s) 1998. An economy of ethnicity and the production of collective identity in Val Canale.
  • Show author(s) 1997. Sivilt samfunn - private organisasjoner- konfliktløsning.
  • Show author(s) 1996. Percepcija pripadnosti (perceptions of identity).
  • Show author(s) 1994. Statsborgerskap, politisert etnisitet og dannelsen av moderne stater i den sørlige Sentral-Europa.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Etnisk nasjonalisme mht. opprettelsen og forfall av den jugoslaviske stat.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2011. From pigs to pork, from ethnic frontier to European Union: reflections over identity formation among Slovene speakers encountered between 1974 and 2006.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Some Reflections over Interdisciplinary Cooperation in the Study of an Inter-state Region: The Austro-Italian-Slovene Borderland.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Collective identity formation and linguistic identities in the Austro-Italian-Slovene border region.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Collective Identity Formation and Linguistic Identities in the Three Border Region.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Organization and leadership of full-day graduate seminar with title: An Anthropology of Collective Idenitity Formation with Reference to Theories of Ethnicity, Citizenship, Civil Society and Cultural Ecology.
  • Show author(s) 2004. On the Methodology of Studying Identity Formation in a Borderland: the Case of "Tromeje".
  • Show author(s) 2004. Implementation of the Bologna Declaration on University Reform: Experience of the Dept. of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Rural Dimensions of Norwegian Modernity.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Rural Dimensions of Norwegian Identity.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Language Identity in a Borderland: the case of the Three Border Region (Austria, Italy, Slovenia).
  • Show author(s) 2002. Fokus på Balkan - en orientering.
  • Show author(s) 2002. "Speaking Slovene – Being Slovene" reconsidered: Language and Identity with Reference to the Situation of Ugovizza Villagers in Val Canale, Italy.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Citizenship beyond the state: prospects for trans-ethnic civil society in the Three Border Region.
  • Show author(s) 2000. To ben på tre steder - Et "multi-sited" antropologliv som analytisk redskap.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Methods in Anthropological Inquiry.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Language, Thought and Culture.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Language in the Making and Unmaking of an Alpine Borderland: From Mussolini and Hitler to the Iron Curtain and European Union.
  • Show author(s) 2000. From "culture area" to collective identity: on the ecology of identity formation in the Three Border Region.
  • Show author(s) 2000. At the grassroots of European integration: citizenship practices in the "Circum-Alpine" culture area.
  • Show author(s) 1997. Prospects for transnational civil society after the arrival of the European Union in a contested borderland.
  • Show author(s) 1996. The legacy of ethnic cleansing in the southeastern Alps: some implications for conflict prevention.
  • Show author(s) 1995. The individual as author of collective identities: reconsidering identity formation within a multilingual borderland.
  • Show author(s) 1995. Slovenes in Kanalska Dolina - Kanaltal - Val Canale.
  • Show author(s) 1995. Citizens of Many States, Inhabitants of One Village : Civil Society along a Contested Frontier.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Wie man in den Randlagen moderner Staaten zu Bürgern wird: Einige Überlegungen zur politischen Implikation der Ethnizität, wie sie von mehrsprachigen Dorfbewohnern im "Dreiländereck" erlebt wird.
  • Show author(s) 1993. Regionalna identiteta in integracija iz vidika domačinov Posočja in Kanalske doline (Regional identity and integration from the perspective of indigenous villagers in the Soča and Canal Valleys).
Book review
  • Show author(s) 2007. Regiono apibudinimas: Baltijos regiono tyrimai žvelgiant iš sociokultūrinės antropologijos ir tarpdisciplininiu tyrimu perspektyvos. Lietuvos Etnologija (Lithuanian ethnology). 247-248.
  • Show author(s) 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. 307-308.
  • Show author(s) 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. 337-341.
  • Show author(s) 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. 310-311.
  • Show author(s) 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. 242-244.
  • Show author(s) 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: Interdisciplinary Quarterly of Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies. 578-579.
  • Show author(s) 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: Interdisciplinary Quarterly of Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies. 578-579.
Academic monograph
  • Show author(s) 1993. Socialni antropolog o slovencih - zbornik socialnoantropoloških besedil.
Non-fiction book
  • Show author(s) 1998. Homesteaders and Citizens: Collective identity formation on the Austro-Italian-Slovene frontier. Norse Publications.
  • Show author(s) 1987. Aspects Of Polish Folk Culture: An Anthology of Contemporary Research from the Department of Slavic Ethnography, Cracow. Bergen Studies in Social Anthropology #38.
  • Show author(s) 1987. Aspects Of Polish Folk Culture: An Anthology of Contemporary Research from the Department of Slavic Ethnography, Cracow. Dept. of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen.
  • Show author(s) 1979. The Homemade World Of Zagaj - An Interpretation of the 'Practical Life' among Traditional Peasant-Farmers in West Haloze, Slovenia, Yugoslavia. Dept. of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen.
Compendium
  • Show author(s) 1996. Partition and Integration of the Three Country Region.
Thesis at a second degree level
  • Show author(s) 2007. Innføring av parlamentarisme i Bergen- Politiske roller i endring i Bergen Bystyre.
  • Show author(s) 2007. In the Borderland between Childhood and Adulthood:Social agency among Working and Street Children in the Dominican Republic.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Ikke la Ohridsjøen bli som Dojransjøen.Organisering, deltakelse og identitet i Ohridregionen, Makedonia.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Ingen kommer fra Lisboa. Identitetshåndtering, endring og sosial mobilitet i portugisisk middelklasse.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Å leke sammen. Samhandlingsmønstre blant barn i en flerkulturell skole.
  • Show author(s) 2005. The pure life. Respectability and reputation in the world-making of Dominican Rastafarians.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Samliv med usedvanlige mennesker. En etnografisk beskrivelse av en Camphill-landsby for psykisk utviklingshemmede i Nordvest-Russland.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Rebels in the Mormon 'Heartland'. Identity management and boundary maintenance among youth in the context of Utah.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Deltakelse i fellesskap: Perspektiver på uttrykk for sivilt samfunn i Havanna, Cuba.
Masters thesis
  • Show author(s) 2007. Transformed Oromo Lives. Understanding Secularization of Identity and the Role of Circumstances.
  • Show author(s) 2007. St.Josef i verda - Verdi i St.Josef. Ein studentheim som fleirkulturell kommunikasjon.
  • Show author(s) 2007. El Hombre Nuevo.Kontinuitet og endring i postutopiske refleksjoner over individ og stat blandt potensielle emigranter på Cuba.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Coping with Uncertainty.An Analysis of Disjunction between Young People and the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Bachata Life- social identity in the Dominican Republic through the lens of a musical tradition Bachata Life- social identity in the Dominican Republic through the lens of a musical tradition.
  • Show author(s) 2007. A Piece of Our Puzzle is Missing.En studie av de savnede og deres pårørende på et delt Kypros.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Å leve livet flere steder. Identitet og deterritorialiserte liv blant bosniske flyktninger i Bergensregionen.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 1996. A participant's observations of the course: <I>metodologija antropološkega raziskovanja</I> (anthropological research methods). Anthropological Notebooks. 102-104.
  • Show author(s) 1993. Peasant Russia: Family and Community in the Post Emancipation Period. Social Anthropology. 331-332.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) 1993. Homesteaders and Citizens: An Ecology of Person and Self-realization Among Slovene Speaking Villagers on the Austro-Italian Frontier.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) 2007. Citizenship beyond the state: on the formation of civil society in the Three-Border Region. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Einige abschließende Bemerkungen aus antropologischer Sicht. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Collective identity formation and linguistic identities in the Austro-Italian-Slovene border region. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Bürger eines Grenzlandes - individuelle Wege zur Selbstbestimmung. 39 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2002. From 'Culture Area' to Collective Identity: On the Ecology of Identity Formation in the Three Border Region. 19 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Under the Linden Tree: A Slovenian Life on a Contested State Frontier. 21 pages.
  • Show author(s) 1997. Wie man an den Rändern moderner Staaten zu Bürgern wird. 45 pages.
  • Show author(s) 1993. Uvodna beseda avtorja (author's introduction). 27 pages.
  • Show author(s) 1987. Introduction. 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) 1979. Styringsproblemer i jugoslavias migrasjonspolitikk (Problems in the implementation of Yugoslavia's migration policy). 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) 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). 16 pages.
Poster
  • Show author(s) 2005. Panel discussant - New Research by Young Scholars in Slovene Studies: the Kozolec, the EMU, Clitics.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) 2012. Serendipitous Encounters and Associations – Thirty-Two years with the SSS. Slovene studies. 211-216.
  • Show author(s) 2008. An Introduction to Papers on "New Research on Slovenes of Carinthia". Slovene studies. 219-223.

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).