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The Memory Practices in the Town Fest of Dzhebel

Author(s): Slavka Karakusheva
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Civil Society, Sociology, Ethnohistory, Local History / Microhistory, Recent History (1900 till today), Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Sociology of Culture, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today), Ethnic Minorities Studies, Globalization, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: memory;commemoration;fest;“Revival process”;Turks in/from Bulgaria;Dzhebel

Summary/Abstract: The text analyses the entanglements between the commemorative and the festive aspects of the events organized as anniversaries of the so called “Revival Process” (the forced assimilation of Bulgarian Turks in mid- to late 1980s) and the protests against it. Following the example of the Day of Dzhebel, the study tracks the various forms of remembering the past. On the one hand, it is the “top-down”constructed official memory of the traumatic events presented in the well-established discourses and cultural practices of the commemoration, while on the other hand is the recollection of the shared everyday life that transforms the event into a fest, reviving the memory of the lost social relations in the community.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 202-217
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian