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Традиции, традиционализация и културна полиглосия в съвременното българско общество
Traditions, traditionalisation and cultural polyglossia in contemporary Bulgarian society

Author(s): Ana Luleva
Subject(s): Anthropology, Cultural history, Sociology
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Tradition; Re/traditionalisation; Cultural polyglossia

Summary/Abstract: The reference to “Traditions” is increasingly a part of the public discourse in Bulgaria. The paper aims to problematize the uses of the “Tradition” as a concept and cultural practice and to analyze its relationship with the process of re/traditionalisation. The conclusion is, that the emic essentialisation and reification of Tradition and the rise of the re/traditionalisation are signs of the rediscovery of the “traditional” and the ethnic culture as a strong identification resource, of the “hot” ethno-nationalism and ethno-nostalgia. This results in the situation of a cultural polyglossia in the (post)modern, postsocialist society.

  • Issue Year: 62/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 15-30
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian