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Тютюневият град: дискурсът на индустриалното наследство
The Tobacco City: the Discourse on the Industrial Heritage

Author(s): Lina Gergova, Yana Gergova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Cultural history, Customs / Folklore, Human Geography, Ethnohistory, Local History / Microhistory, Oral history, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Culture and social structure , Social differentiation, Human Ecology, Rural and urban sociology, Sociology of Culture, 19th Century
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: cultural heritage;industrial areas; tobacco;globalization;anthropology;

Summary/Abstract: The Tobacco city is a case which at a certain moment attracted significant publicattention; at the same time, it is an example which combines various discourses. Inorder to find the specificity of this case, the article examines three more exampleswhich in geographical and historical aspect are appropriate for comparative researchon the problem, having in mind the commensurability in reference to size and significanceof the settlement and the cultural and industrial traditions, the relevant timecoincidence of the processes, as well as the geographical and economic representativeness.The research questions which the study attempts to answer are analyticalas well as completely practical, related to real management and political decisions.From an anthropological point of view, we are interested in the problem of the correlationbetween re-functionalizing with the purpose of settling, attracting investmentsand publics, and updating the use and access, one the one hand, and, on the other, thenarrative which represents the space itself in its capacity of heritage and the degree towhich this narrative should be preserved.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 243-258
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian