OBSERVATIONS RELATED TO THE ETHNO-SOCIOLOGICAL WORK OF DUMITRU CRISTIAN AMZĂR
Dumitru Cristian Amzăr does not occupy a central place in the sociological school from Bucharest. Nevertheless, his work is very significant for the spirit of the Gusti school but also for the debates of ideas in Romanian interwar sociology. Amzăr's work reflects the tensions of the era, between the need to modernize Romania and the need to preserve its traditional and communal character. Like other interwar authors, Amzăr looked for landmarks to substantiate his own, Romanian vision of modernization, which does not attack the traditional, identity values of the Romanian people. At this point, his training as a philosopher helped him to combine concrete, monographic, field research with a good speculative orientation and philosophy of culture.
Keywords: The sociological school from Bucharest, sociological monograph, the Village Museum, corvée, traditional community, modernization.