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Two theories on the Montenegrin national costume

Author(s): Sofia Zahova
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН

Summary/Abstract: The article reviews and analyzes the scientific arguments of two opposing theories in contemporary humanitarian studies – the first one – the Montenegrins are part of the Serb national corps and the evidence of their Serbian national identity are „the Negoshevo folk costume“ and the Montenegrin hat and the second one – the costume and the hat have antique genesis and are a continuation of the Montenegrin statehood, independence and struggle. The ethno-symbolic approach is applied in the analysis and according to this approach the nationalism is „nourished“ by myths, memories, traditions and symbols of the ethnic heritage and the ways in which the folk life is rediscovered and interpreted by the contemporary (of the national movement) intelligentsia. In this case the author reviews the meaning of „the Negoshevo costume“ and its interpretations in science as a symbol of the national identity in Montenegro. The article analyses works on the Montenegrin folk costume, sources from the political and daily discourse as sources collected during field work in Montenegro carried out in the period 2008-2010 as part of the author’s dissertation work – „The identity dynamics in Montenegro“.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 74-93
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Bulgarian