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The garbage as a boundary

Author(s): Velislava Petrova
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: nationalism; garabge; dirt; popular culture

Summary/Abstract: The article tries to make understandable the way the garbage as materiality participates in the construction of social relation in the context of nationalism. The sensation of shame and disgust associated with dirt and waste are central, as they enter into a direct relationship with nationalist feelings. It is through that connection that a specifi c motivation is created, orientated towards the reactualization of commercial causes. What is striking in the analyzed materials, is the specifi c actualization of cleaning related discourses from communist times, but that time completely privatized by one media and used for commercial purposes, in which the cleaning the national territory represents what we know from French, a supplément d’âme.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 39
  • Page Range: 265-278
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian