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Студентски град в София - илюзията за началото на залозите
Student Town – the Illusion of the Offset of the Stakes

Author(s): Zhana Popova
Subject(s): Media studies
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: communities; media; uncertainty; ritual; regulation

Summary/Abstract: “Student town is not the same!” This is what part of the participants in a dialogue about life in Sofi a’s Studentski district (Student Town) exclaimed in front of the media. Others explained that “it has always been like that”. The change in the statute of the estates, the restitution, the transfer of the right to use, renting – these represent only some of the processes evoking confl icts among the interested parties, especially in the media, mainly in the period 2008-2012. This is the period when a series of homicides in the quarter of “Student town” occurred after collisions between students. Building on the thesis that in this area of the city real and imaginary communities interact, the article pursues the question: How does the talk about “Student town” change throughout the years? The text presents the results of a study of texts about students’ life at the edge of the city that were published within the last twelve years in two newspapers – Novinar and Dnevnik.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 42
  • Page Range: 383-398
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian