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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2018, 1 (139), 200–205

UDK 39:35.071.51](477-22)

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2018.01.200

Received 21.12.2017

THE CONCEPT OF THE BORDER AND ITS REFLECTION IN THE TRADITIONAL-FOLK APPROACHES TO THE ORGANIZATION OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC COMPLEXES IN UKRAINIAN VILLAGES

Fainyk Tetiana, candidate of sciences in history,

Ph.D, research fellow in the department of the modern ethnology,

of the Institute of Ethnology

of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Svobody Avenue 15,  79000, Lviv, Ukraine.

Contacts: e-mail: ina@mail.lviv.ua

Abstract. The article deals with the spatial boundary — the boundary between the «our» and «outlying» world in folk ideas; reveals the concept of fencing — to surround space both real and symbolic; it is noted that the creation of a magic circle (fencing with bypass, fumigation, cincture, etc.) is a form of creating obstacles between the supervising object and the bearer of danger.

 Keywords: boundary, space, fence, enclose, doorstep, danger, symbol.

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