A New Ideology of Death and Funeral Rites of the State Socialism in Bulgaria – 50s – 70s of the 20th Century Cover Image
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“Днес остана празно едно работно място” /Нова идеология за смъртта и погребалната обредност на държавния социализъм в България от 50-те – 70-те години
A New Ideology of Death and Funeral Rites of the State Socialism in Bulgaria – 50s – 70s of the 20th Century

Author(s): Anastasija Nikolaeva Pashova
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: ЮГОЗАПАДЕН УНИВЕРСИТЕТ »НЕОФИТ РИЛСКИ«

Summary/Abstract: The study analyzes the mechanisms through which the totalitarian system started to control the family rituals which gradually led to a unified model of funeral rituals (1970s). The problems of death as a personal and family event which was turned into an institutional and public event are discussed as well as the different stages of this process; the reasons for introducing a unified national funeral model etc. The conclusion points out that the communist ideology in its attempt to counteract the church ritual established anew one which resembled the former church ritual.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 1-3
  • Page Range: 319-340
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Bulgarian