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Рокерската субкултура в малкия град
The Rocker Subculture in the Small Town

Author(s): Zlatina Bogdanova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Customs / Folklore, Oral history, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Social differentiation, Crowd Psychology: Mass phenomena and political interactions, Rural and urban sociology, Sociology of Culture, Globalization, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: Rockers; small town; youth subculture; museum; Asenovgrad;

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents a review of the rocker subculture in Bulgaria, describing and interpreting its elements from the perspective of subcultural studies. The research is focused on the development of a local subculture in the context of a small town(Asenovgrad), where an influential community of rockers has been formed since the mid-1990s. Starting with the premise that the youth subculture is both a supranational and local phenomenon, the local subcultural identity of rockers is reviewed and analyzed in reference to their narratives, practices, club membership rules and ethics. The museum of the rockers in Asenovgrad “The people with bikes“ (2011 – 2017)is considered as a special case of the public representation of the subculture through artefacts and settings symbolic of the ideas behind the rockers’ world brotherhood.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 435-462
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Bulgarian