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Субкултурата на бегачите на дълги разстояния
Long-Distance Runners’ Subculture

Author(s): Boryana Angelova-Igova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Customs / Folklore, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Social psychology and group interaction, Personality Psychology, Social differentiation, Rural and urban sociology, Sports Studies, Social Norms / Social Control, Globalization, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: philosophy of sport; gender; female sport; ethnology; subculture; long-distance running; sport

Summary/Abstract: Ultramarathons are very popular among active citizens in Bulgaria, and this popularity cannot be understood as just fashion. I believe that there is a deeper social cause behind this phenomenon, namely the presence of a subculture. The present study aims to describe the significance of this subculture, and how it is functioning in Bulgaria in the XXI century. Of particular interest is the way in which the subculture occurs, the values and worldviews of the participants as well as their class belonging. This subculture is a micromodel in which we can see more clearly social changes and attitudes in the dominant culture. I have paid special attention to gender relations within the group, with the idea of finding out whether it exhibits the same sexist attitudes toward women that are observed in the dominant culture of contemporaryBulgaria.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 491-511
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Bulgarian