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Читалището: трансмисия, единение, институция…
The Chitalishte: Transmission, Unity, Institution…

Author(s): Mila Santova
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Cultural history, Museology & Heritage Studies, Education and training, Civil Society, Public Law, Ethnohistory, Local History / Microhistory, Modern Age, Recent History (1900 till today), Developing nations, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Social development, Rural and urban sociology, Sociology of Culture, 19th Century, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: chitalishte; communities; transmission; institution

Summary/Abstract: Asserting for decades on end its status of a focal point of the (social and) cultural life of (predominantly small) communities, the institution of the Bulgarian chitalishte in its more than a century existence has gradually but firmly accepted and realized its functions related to the transmission of the local culture. The text develops the discourse about the chitalishte as “memory” as well as a a “generator” of local culture, closely related to its institutional status based on community unification.

  • Issue Year: XLV/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 005-014
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian