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Градинарството в едно планинско село през 40-те и 50-те години на ХХ век: социални аспекти
Gardening in a Mountain Village in the 1940s and 1950s: Social Aspects

Author(s): Yana Yancheva
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Economy, Cultural history, Geography, Regional studies, Micro-Economics, Agriculture, Regional Geography, Maps / Cartography, Sociology, Economic history, Local History / Microhistory, Social history, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Demography and human biology, Rural and urban sociology, Sociobiology, Economic development, Business Ethics, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: gardening; vegetable gardens; irrigation; social relationships; labor; labor division by sex; settlement; family; time cycles; cooperation

Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with practices of vegetable gardening in the village of Mezdreya, Northwestern Bulgaria, before collectivization in 1958. The main question is how gardening affects social relations and, conversely, how getting into particular social relationships “makes” the garden. The interrelation between the plant world in gardens, the gardening practices, the economic interests of families, the social relations within and between families, people’s lifestyle, etc. have been studied. The article presents the interactions between families in the process of growing vegetables in irrigated gardens and in seed exchange, the association between neighbours and collective work in common benefit, the distribution of labour activities in the family by sex and age.

  • Issue Year: XLIV/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 343-360
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bulgarian