Gagauz etiquette as rules of conduct and cultural phenomenon Cover Image

Этикет у гагаузов как правила поведения и феномен культуры
Gagauz etiquette as rules of conduct and cultural phenomenon

Author(s): Elizaveta Kvilinkova
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Ethnohistory, Oral history
Published by: Institutul Patrimoniului Cultural al Academiei de Științe a Moldovei
Keywords: ethno-etiquette; cultural phenomenon; socio-normative culture; behavior model; Gagauz;

Summary/Abstract: Ethno-etiquette is an important component of the Gagauz socio-normative culture. In this article, it considered as a rule of conduct and a cultural phenomenon. In order to reveal the topic, the author widely used the material included in the Gagauz-Russian-Moldavian dictionary, personal data on site research, as well as information contained in historiography. The material cited in the article made it possible to trace some areas of the life of the Gagauz traditional society. To a large extent, its regulation was carried out through etiquette and public opinion, which controlled issues of compliance with ethical standards and moral values. The analysis of proverbs and sayings in the carried out area of study allowed us to conclude that they perform an important function – they constitute one of the components of the traditional educational systems. It has been shown that the tradition of hospitality is a priority national trait of the Gagauz people. It is concluded that values, ideals, norms, etc., expressed in etiquette and forms of organization of life, as well as in proverbs and sayings, performed the function of regulating public relations. Based on the rules adopted in the ethnic community, the community itself educated its members. In the process of historical development, qualities, significant for the collective and the individual, have become an integral part of the ethno-cultural code and national mentality.

  • Issue Year: XXVIII/2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 13-20
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Russian