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Траурна ритуалност и нагласи към смърттта на българите
Funeral Rituals and Attitudes Toward Death of Bulgarians

Author(s): Krasimira Yonkova, Doncho Donev
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural history, Psychology, Ethnohistory, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , History of Psychology, Individual Psychology, Social psychology and group interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Personality Psychology, Psychology of Self, Clinical psychology, Psychoanalysis
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: rituals; attitudes; death; grief.

Summary/Abstract: The death is not attractive to anyone, but is resident for each living creatures. Its conversion into taboo leads to a different transformations. We may find their expression in a symbolic funeral rituals. From this perspective, mourning and funeral rites of the Bulgarians proved particularly significant in shaping the attitudes toward death. If we linking these attitudes with specific stages of life, the dynamic in the attitude of Bulgarians towards the end of life will be clearly traceable.

  • Issue Year: 22/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 17-47
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Bulgarian