Shifts, both visible and imperceptible, are a common denominator of the
papers gathered in this issue of Ethnologia Europaea. The increasing diversification of religious manifestations in civil society is analyzed by Peter Jan Margry, while Mats Lindqvist traces the impact of transnational business practices in the Baltic forest. Luís Silva questions the effect of the heritage regime on individuals working with and living in Portuguese dwellings turned patrimony . The adjustments to life that an individual body and mind must undergo following an organ transplantation are documented by a team led by Katrin Amelang.
Each of these papers profits from emerging or recently established analytic interests and topoi in cultural research. The final paper in this issue turns to shifts and reactions within scholarship itself, as Anna Malewska-Szalygin uses her fieldwork in Poland to question some anthropological tenets current in work on postsocialist societies.