Category Archives: Vol. 4 (2017)

MULTICULTURALISM IN NATION-STATES AND IN CONSOCIATIONS: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE – Christian Giordano

Abstract: Starting from the typology proposed by Michael Walzer in which this author distinguishes between Nation-States and Consociations, this article will analyse two different kinds of politics of recognition of ethno-cultural diversity. It will endeavor to show that despite their … Continue reading

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IRONY, MEMORY, AND MEMORABILIA: AMERICANS CONSUMING THE COLD WAR – Bridget McKenney Costello

Abstract: A small purchase made by the author at the flea market in front of the Alexandar Nevski Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2010 serves the point of departure for this work, which explores the manner in which certain American … Continue reading

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IMAGES OF “OUR FOREIGN FRIENDS”: REPRESENTATIONS OF STUDENTS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA IN THE BULGARIAN STUDENT’S TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER (1960-s – 1970-s) – Desislava Pileva

Abstract: The acceptance of university and Ph. D. students from countries of five of the continents was a part of Bulgaria’s socialist concept of spreading political, social and in a way cultural influence among the ‘non-developed’ societies, especially those, newly-gained … Continue reading

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БЕДСТВИЕ СЛЕД БЕДСТВИЕТО: НАВОДНЕНИЕ И ВЪЗСТАНОВЯВАНЕ В ЕДНО БЪЛГАРСКО СЕЛО (DISASTER AFTER THE DISASTER: FLOOD AND RECOVERY IN A BULGARIAN VILLAGE) – Петър Петров (Petar Petrov)

Abstract: After heavy rains and rapid snowmelt in February 2012, the dam of an artificial lake collapsed and the water flooded the village Biser. It took the lives of six people, destroyed 56 houses and damaged many others. What does … Continue reading

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КУФАРНАТА ТЪГОВИЯ: ФЕНОМЕН НА ПРЕХОДА ИЛИ ВЪЗСТАНОВЯВАНЕ НА КУЛТУРНА ТРАДИЦИЯ? (THE SUITCASE TRADE: A PHENOMENON OF THE TRANSITION OR A RESTORATION OF CULTURAL TRADITION?) – Красимир Асенов (Krasimir Asenov)

Abstract: The paper traces the genesis and development of the phenomenon, ,,suitcase trade” among the Roma community from the end of the last century until the present. The majority of fieldwork material is obtained due to the co-operation of the ,,suitcase traders” from … Continue reading

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