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Authorized Language in a Traditional Society

Ethnosociological Interpretations on Ivan Hadzhiyski`s Papers

Author(s): Maria Kisikova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Пловдивски университет »Паисий Хилендарски«
Keywords: Authorized Language; traditional society; ethnosociology; Pierre Bourdieu; Ivan Hadzhiyski
Summary/Abstract: This paper explores the theory of Authorized Language (Bourdieu) on a specific interdisciplinary research field. This field is outlined by Ivan Hadzhiyski`s ideas and insights. His books represent an image of the Bulgarian society at the end of 19th century and the beginning of 20th century. I focus on certain type of sources he uses as examples and arguments for his ideas – folklore sources (proverbs, sayings, folk songs, rituals, traditional healing practices etc.). In my paper I explore the ethnosociological interpretations on folklore sources in Hadzhiyski`s books. I understand the Ethnosociology as a practice of interdisciplinary analyses bordering on two research fields – Ethnology/folkloristic and Sociology. I interpret here different ordinary and extraordinary situations in a community – healing practices, rites from Christmas rituality etc. – described by Hadzhiyski as examples of authorized language. I analyze different aspects of the authorization process (following Bourdieu`s theory) in order to present how the interplay between different social actors in a community leads to practical outcomes and produce social meaning.

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