Heimatkunde: Explorations of Place and Belonging

Máiréad Nic Craith (Editor), Katerina Strani (Editor), Alastair Mackie (Editor)

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An integrative Heimatkunde – defined as the holistic study of localities and regions – has been a core interest in Ullrich (aka Ulli) Kockel’s research since he first graduated with a double primary in 1984. Frequently described as an interdisciplinary – and sometimes undisciplined – academic, his research draws liberally on art, geography, human ecology, philosophical anthropology, political economy, and social anthropology, with its primary focus located in the field of Empirical Cultural Science / European ethnology. The contributions to this collection celebrate Ulli’s explorations of place and belonging at different junctures on his quest for Heimatkunde. Laid out in four thematic sections – Borders, Regions and Frontiers; Human Ecology; Creative Ethnology; and, Memories – they feature creative work along with research essays. Given Ulli’s love of cooking and food, we describe our offering as a ‘feast-script’.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLIT Verlag
Number of pages328
ISBN (Electronic)9783643964434
ISBN (Print)9783643914439
Publication statusPublished - 2024


  • place
  • belonging
  • Heimat
  • borders
  • liminality
  • migration
  • indigenous
  • ethnology


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