Love, Sexuality and Punishment in Macedonian Traditional Culture Cover Image

Љубов, сексуалност и казна во македонската традиционална култура
Love, Sexuality and Punishment in Macedonian Traditional Culture

Author(s): Vesna Petreska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: love; sexuality; punishment; Macedonian traditional culture; emotions; chastity; curse

Summary/Abstract: The love, sexuality and the punishment in the Macedonian traditional culture is considered on the basic of the ethnological-anthropological analyze. The analyze is based on the oral stories, ritual practices and oral poetry, which I take as means of communication. The love and the love emotions were in accordance with social and cultural criteria of the community in which occurred. This means that the love emotions, primarily the sexual emotions, had to be controlled, or to be shown as much as the traditional culture allowed. In general this was meant for the women and the maidens, „a woman’s chastity”, that implies the women’s purity and innocence. Otherwise the punishment commences. The betrayed young woman that has totally surrendered to the love emotions or the unjustly accused wife of infidelity is reaching towards the curse in order to satisfy the justice.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 08
  • Page Range: 353-368
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Macedonian