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Who Owns The Past? : the Politics of Time in a 'Model' Bulgarian Village.

Author: Deema Kaneff
Publisher: Berghahn Books, 2004.
Series: New directions in anthropology, v. 21.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the decades since the collapse of socialism in eastern Europe, time has been a central resource under negotiation. Focusing on a local community that was considered a ""model"" in the socialist period, the author explores a variety of state-sponsored and unofficial pasts - history, folklore, and tradition - and shows how they ""fit"" together in everyday life. During the socialist period, the past was a central  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kaneff, Deema.
Who Owns The Past?.
Berghahn Books, 2004
(OCoLC)71239454
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deema Kaneff
ISBN: 9781782386629 1782386629 1306877938 9781306877930
OCLC Number: 881510021
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgements Abbreviations Glossary Chapter 1. Introduction: Politics and the past Local-Centre Relations in Socialist Bulgaria Socialist Temporality The Importance of the Past: History, Tradition and Folklore Fieldwork and the Issue of Representation Chapter 2. A 'Model Village' The 'Model Village' Event Administrative Relations Class Relations Morality Identity Conclusion HISTORY: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTERS 3 AND 4 Chapter 3. Socialist History, Politics and Morality Characterising History Politics and History A Moral History Chapter 4. Contesting History Different Histories: Political Pluralism Alliances and Oppositions TRADITION: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTERS 5 AND 6 Chapter 5. The Character of Traditions Traditional Funeral Practices Death and Relations to Nature Collective Celebrations of Tradition Chapter 6. Tradition and History: Contrasting Constructions of the Past A Good Communist Village: A Bad Traditional Village Creating Local Distinctions: Traditional Practices as a Way of Opposing the State FOLKLORE: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTERS 7 AND 8 Chapter 7. Defining Folklore Survakani: both a Traditional and Folkloric Custom Folklore as a State-determined Activity Chapter 8. Folklore in a New Bulgarian Village Education, Bulgarian Culture and Folklore The Village Vocal Group Talpa - a 'new Bulgarian village' Chapter 9. A New Model for the Village A Model Village in a Model District Decentralisation - the Tragic Consequences A Re-evalutaion of the Past Re-negotiating Relations with the Centre Appendix I: 9 September 1987 Appendix II: Eulogy References Index
Series Title: New directions in anthropology, v. 21.

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