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Личното име и езика като културни маркери за (само)идентификация на поколението от смесени семейства
Name and Language as Cultural Markers of (Self-)Identification of Mixed Families’ Offspring

Author(s): Desislava Pileva
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Cultural history, Customs / Folklore, Ethnohistory, Local History / Microhistory, Oral history, Social history, Modern Age, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Social development, Family and social welfare, Human Ecology, Political Ecology, Sociology of Culture, Migration Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Sociology of Politics, Globalization, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: migration;mix marriages;name;language;identity – individual and collective;

Summary/Abstract: This research deals with two topics concerning mixed parentage rearing practices in Bulgaria. On the one hand, it is the naming the offspring with regard to the name giver(s) and principles of name-choosing, deriving from parent(s)’ cultural heritage and affected (or not) by the living-in social environment. On the other hand, there is the matter of the non-Bulgarian language acquisition, whose development is a question of micro managing of each of the families (and in many cases of each of the partners). Parents’ decisions, regarding these topics, set the manner in which others look at the mixed offspring, as well as how the children accept themselves as bearers of two cultural backgrounds.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 317-334
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bulgarian