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Идентичност и миграция 2. Американският случай
Identity and Migration 2. The American Case

Author(s): Ekaterina Anastasova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Customs / Folklore, Human Geography, Regional Geography, Oral history, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Individual Psychology, Social differentiation, Human Ecology, Nationalism Studies, Migration Studies, Globalization, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: Migration;identity construction;national narrative;classic literature

Summary/Abstract: The article continues the series of observations related to the problem of identity construction among the East European emigrants/immigrants “in the West” (Europe and USA) before and after the “democratic changes”. It presents the second case (the first one was published in the first volume of the thematic issue “The Road I-II” of the journal “Bulgarian Ethnology“) which analyses materials from the United States. The study examines an example of “successful” immigrant from Bulgaria in USA who constructs his identity and a number of aspects of his life on the basis of the Russian national narrative. If the Estonian case demonstrates an identity constructed on the basis of national narrative founded on folklore (pseudo-folklore) sources, the present case shows a national narrative constructed on the basis of the Russian history, classic literature, art and so on, i.e. based on the Russian “high culture”. The study is based on long-term observations and particular fieldwork conducted in 2015-2016 in New York and Long Island, USA.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 228-240
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian