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Между писмената и устната история: преселването на турците от България към Турция през 1950–1951 г.
Between Written and Oral History: the Migration of the Turks from Bulgaria to Turkey from 1950 to 1951

Author(s): Yelis Erolova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Cultural history, Customs / Folklore, National Economy, Human Geography, Regional Geography, Political Sciences, Sociology, Ethnohistory, Local History / Microhistory, Oral history, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Social development, Social differentiation, Human Ecology, Nationalism Studies, Social Informatics, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today), Migration Studies, Globalization, Socio-Economic Research, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: Turkish migrants;ethnic policy;ethnocultural adaptation;minority and migrant identity

Summary/Abstract: The migrations of the Turks from Bulgaria to Turkey in the 20th century are subject of broad academic and pubic discussions; the greatest attention is paid to the last wave of migration of 1989. The article directs the attention further back in the history, to the period from 1950 to 1951 when the Bulgarian and Turkish authorities organized for the first time a mass deportation of over 150 000 Turks. The study discusses the macro and micro framework of that migration flow in the light of the scientificanalytical approach of histoire croisée/entangled history. By means of it, the author analyses the “entangled” policies presented on the basis of Bulgarian, Turkish and other historical sources and compared to ethnographic fieldwork materials collected among the Bulgarian migrants in the city of Izmir. The study works out new issues and issues insufficiently examined of the written and oral history of the Turkish migrants related to the ideas of homeland, the influence of social and kin networks and the reconstruction of identity in the processes of migration, adaptation and integration.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 204-227
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Bulgarian