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Разопаковането на етноса
Unwrapping the Ethnicity

Author(s): Stefan Nikolov
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН

Summary/Abstract: Ethnicity is a category, which we face repeatedly in our everyday life, although it has not received a satisfactory scholar interpretation, irrespective of the contributions by some prominent worldwide known authors. After reviewing the basic ideas in ideas in the field, the case of the emerging Macedonian nation was discussed. This case both support some theoretical assumptions, when in the same time also reveals the whole complexity of the problem. An essential reason for the incapability of the scholars to give a well-grounded explanation of the ethnicity's components, about the factors of the ethnogenesis, and specially about the identification of the "Other" is approaching the problem from an ethnocentric position and with a great deal of political burdensome. In the article one can see some practical recommendations for a genuine democratization of the Bulgarian ethnic policy, as well as a repudiation of some mytholo-gized misdeeds.

  • Issue Year: 28/1996
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 5-22
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bulgarian