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“Are You Giving Water?” New Forms of Expertise in the Field of Infant Diet in Contemporary Bulgaria
“Are You Giving Water?” New Forms of Expertise in the Field of Infant Diet in Contemporary Bulgaria

Author(s): Velislava Petrova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Customs / Folklore, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure
Published by: LIT Verlag
Keywords: Bulgaria; food; weaning; expert systems; blogging; trust;

Summary/Abstract: Introducing solid foods into an infant’s diet is an important period regulated by rites of passage both for the care-giving parent and the child as it marks the child emancipation from the principal caregiver. The transformations within Bulgarian society led to a transformation of kinship relations and proliferation of parenting styles, which rely on their own networks of expertise and levels of trust. We are currently witnessing splits within expert systems and the appearance of new actors, under the effect of new media and technologies, mobility and even transformation within the knowledge itself.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 45-57
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English