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Прескачане на препятствия
Jumping Obstacles

Can we engage in dialogue if we do not know where we are

Author(s): Maria Neikova
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Cultural history, Geography, Regional studies, Human Geography, Historical Geography, Communication studies, Sociology, Comparative history, Diplomatic history, Ethnohistory, History of ideas, Local History / Microhistory, Political history, Social history
Published by: Факултет по журналистика и масова комуникация, Софийски университет „Св. Кл. Охридски”
Keywords: infestations; ideological influences'; 'restoration of the historical justice; intercultural dialogue

Summary/Abstract: The text deals with the mutual influences – the infestations – between different parts of the world in the newer stages of its development. Answers are sought to questions from different levels of analysis: from the point of view of Bulgaria, as а former socialist state, whether for 28 years could be outdated the past nearly 45 years; from a global perspective, how the self-awareness of young states, former colonies, reflects on the general development of the world; from third part – can the historical justice be restored, and if the answer is positive – to what extent. "Where" in the subtitle refers to ideological, historical, value, self-consciousness and self-determination connotations.How does the colonial history of Western European countries relate to the present? How the filling of the white spots of the past is superimposed on the claims of (Western) Europe, which advocates the myth of itself as more civilized, more liberal, more tolerant. With a number of examples is argued the power of ideological influence, which is difficult to overcome by historical science and even more difficult by the media. The thesis is also about the "restoration of the historical justice".A little more than 25 years after 1989, we are trapped in a trap set by ourselves as humanity: against the backdrop of a suppressed and unknown history that has developed mainly Eurocentric to almost the present day, decades of strong ideological influences, controversial morality, wick allows a lot of money from western companies and individual PR consultants to work to polish the images of modern dictators – we cannot find out which news about / from the world are true and which do not.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 35-47
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian