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Slavery, power, and legitimacy (fragments)
Slavery, power, and legitimacy (fragments)

Author(s): Albena Hranova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: slavery; power; legitimacy; Bulgaria; concept; slave; metaphor

Summary/Abstract: This article examines the concept of ‘slavery’ in nineteenth-century Bulgarian culture. Starting from the theoretical problems in abstracting and formalizing ‘slave’ and ‘slavery’ as unified terms and concepts, it examines their formalized metaphorization in nineteenth-century journalistic texts and institutional documents, as well as the social ‘encounters’ between the thematizations of the metaphor and the literal legal meanings of the term. The study focuses on the interpretations of the legitimacy of power in Bulgarian writing.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 35
  • Page Range: 183-202
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English