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„РАЗКАЗИ ЗА ДУНАВСКАТА ЦИВИЛИЗАЦИЯ“ РИБАРИТЕ КАТО ОБЩНОСТ С НАСЛЕДСТВО
“STORIES ABOUT THE DANUBE CIVILIZATION” FISHERMEN AS A HERITAGE COMMUNITY

Author(s): Nikolay Nenov
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural history, Customs / Folklore, Economic history, Ethnohistory, Social history, Modern Age, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure
Published by: Асоциация за антропология, етнология и фолклористика ОНГЬЛ
Keywords: fishing community; cultural heritage; local development strategy;

Summary/Abstract: This text focuses on the research, observations and analyzes on the heritage of the fisheries communities along the Lower Danube, carried out with the implementation of the project “Memofish – Memory and Future. Stories about the Danube Civilization”, and in line with a number of strategic documents, focuses on the promotion of a Common Policy for Local Strategies that enables the sharing of cultural heritage. The heritage of fisheries communities in the Romania-Bulgaria crossborder area is a multifaceted topic because it focuses on ancient knowledge of nature and contemporary skills. It applies both to the mysteries 260 of a craft that disappears and to the techniques of preserving the river world. The heritage of fishing groups is little known outside their settlements even to researchers. Therefore, it is not known to contemporaries who seldom can take advantage of it to provide new jobs and income through alternative forms of tourism, or do not assume how to protect it effectively and develop sustainably. The Danube fisheries communities are recognized in this study as a specific model of groups, united by a common conception of the value of an element of the past, which is nowadays important for the distinguishable of these groups and their existence, since cultural heritage be in the focus of knowledge. Conservation and socialization activities are increasingly seen as a collective process in which local communities play an important role. Awareness of the value of heritage is a key component in creating a community that reflects on the processes of socialization and demonstrates the effectiveness of interaction between the community and heritage, since the binding elements are not political but cultural. This also demonstrates the ability to implement an integrated approach to managing cultural heritage through trust in the capabilities of communities.This text focuses on the research, observations and analyzes on the heritage of the fisheries communities along the Lower Danube, carried out with the implementation of the project “Memofish – Memory and Future. Stories about the Danube Civilization”, and in line with a number of strategic documents, focuses on the promotion of a Common Policy for Local Strategies that enables the sharing of cultural heritage. The heritage of fisheries communities in the Romania-Bulgaria crossborder area is a multifaceted topic because it focuses on ancient knowledge of nature and contemporary skills. It applies both to the mysteries 260 of a craft that disappears and to the techniques of preserving the river world. The heritage of fishing groups is little known outside their settlements even to researchers. Therefore, it is not known to contemporaries who seldom can take advantage of it to provide new jobs and income through alternative forms of tourism, or do not assume how to protect it effectively and develop sustainably. The Danube fisheries communities are recognized in this study as a specific model of groups, united by a common conception of the value of an element of the past, which is nowadays important for the distinguishable of these groups and their existence, since cultural heritage be in the focus of knowledge. Conservation and socialization activities are increasingly seen as a collective process in which local communities play an important role. Awareness of the value of heritage is a key component in creating a community that reflects on the processes of socialization and demonstrates the effectiveness of interaction between the community and heritage, since the binding elements are not political but cultural. This also demonstrates the ability to implement an integrated approach to managing cultural heritage through trust in the capabilities of communities.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 238-260
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Bulgarian