Collection 0048 - Jason Golinowski Ethnographic collection

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Jason Golinowski Ethnographic collection

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  • 1993-1996 (Creation)
    Golinowski, Jason

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3 cm of textual records
3 audio cassettes

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The collection consists of field materials collected by Jason Golinowski during his master studies at the Ukrainian Folklore program, University of Alberta, as well as essays on a wide range of Ukrainian folklore topics, such as Ukrainian crafts, rites of passage, folksongs, celebrations, personal narratives, and others.

1. "One Rushnyk" essay discusses a rushnyk owned by Mrs. Varanya Severin, and its various meanings for her. A video interview with Varanya Severin (UF1993.019.v1001).
2. "Weaving ideas: the use of a contemporary loom" essay discusses a loom bought by the Trachuks, how they use it, and its significance in relation to their Ukrainian heritage and especially as a Canadian hobby. A video interview with the Trachuks (UF1993.019.v1001).
3. "Aspects of change"
4. "Clapping at what??" essay analyzes videos of 23 dances representing western Ukraine for instances of applause during group work in an attempt to elucidate what motivates audiences to clap.
5. "High school graduation as a rite of passage and the associated celebrations in a rural Ukrainian community" essay is a diachronic study of a High School graduation from a rural Canadian Ukrainian community with a description and history of celebrations after the formal ceremonies.
6. "The function of provody" essay is a discussion about provody - the Ukrainian custom of remembering the dead.
7. "The folksong of one woman" essay is a study of the folksong repertoire of one woman, which is classified into different genres by their content.
8. "The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village".
9. "Personal narratives" is a comparative study of immigration stories of people who were immigrants of the pioneer era with recent immigration stories.

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Gift of Jason Golinowski


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  • English

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UF1993.018, UF1993.019, UF1993.053, UF1994.009, UF1994.014, UF1995.022, UF1995.038, UF1996.010, UF1996.013

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