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Sports, Traditions, Identity – the Example of the Bulkempo Martial Arts Style

Author(s): Violeta Kotseva
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Sociology of Culture, Sports Studies, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: tradition; identity; sport; martial arts style

Summary/Abstract: The article follows the establishment and popularization of a Bulgarian martial arts style form the beginning of the 21st century. The emphasis is on the symbolic elements from various time periods, which form the visual presentation of the style. Utilizing ethnographic methods, there is an analysis of the choice of symbols stemming from different historic periods but all proving to be very convenient for contemporary use. Theoretically, the research fits within the frame of invented traditions as per EricHobsbawm. The development of the Bulgarian fighting style is reviewed in a social historic context as well as a dynamic process, which is still active.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 215-228
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian