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„Случаят Якоруда” – между самоидентификация и държавна политика
The “Yakorouda Case”: Between Self-Identification and State Policy

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

Summary/Abstract: The article considers the reflection of some administrative measures, taken by the state and enforced on the population in the region of Mount Pirin and, more specifically, of the town of Yakorouda, inhabited by Christian and Moslem Bulgarians. The problem has been discussed in two parts. This present, first part dwells on the effort to change the ethnic affiliation and self-identification of the inhabitants of Yakouroda, as a result of “the Communist Party measures”, intertwined within the context of the so-called Macedonian question during the late 1940s. An attempt has been made to get into the interrelations between the domestic and foreign policy of the state and the confessional communities, and to see how these processes reflected on the individual. Besides specialized literature and sources, information has also been drawn from the Yakorouda Municipal Civil Status Register.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 70-87
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bulgarian