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Гръцката политемигрантска общност в България (1956–1983) и политиките по опазване на културното наследство
The Community of Greek Political Emigrants in Bulgaria (1956–1983) and the Policies of Preserving Cultural Heritage

Author(s): Daniel Fokas
Subject(s): Cultural history, Customs / Folklore, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Civil Society, Political history, Social history, Labor relations, International relations/trade, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , School education, Vocational Education, State/Government and Education, Sociology of Culture, History of Communism, Migration Studies, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Sociology of Politics, Politics of History/Memory, Politics and Identity, Identity of Collectives, Peace and Conflict Studies, Asylum, Refugees, Migration as Policy-fields
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: Greeks; political emigrants; refugees; amateur art; Greek organizations in Bulgaria; traditional culture

Summary/Abstract: The article is dedicated to the Greek refugees, political emigrants, who arrived in Bulgaria in the middle of the twentieth century because of the Civil War in Greece (1946–1949). The author studies the reasons for the formation of the new community of people of Greek origin and the organizational structures that this community established with the cooperation of the Bulgarian state. Attention is drawn to the characteristic features and peculiarities of the community and the ways in which they influence its development. The focus is on the approaches for preservation and transmission of cultural tradition. The study also dwells on the development of specific set of regulations that allowed the development of amateur art among the Greeks in Bulgaria by the foundation of an educational structure and a network of clubs in the country. These activities are presented in relation with the cultural policies of the Bulgarian socialist state.

  • Issue Year: XLVI/2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 143-159
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian