Folklore of the Change: Folk Culture in Post-Socialist Bulgaria (Folklore Fellows Communications 270)

By: Radost Ivanova

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The book analyses the developments taking place in Bulgaria in the years following November 10, 1989. The dynamics of the political and socio-economic changes in that period are comparable only to the most extreme periods of Bulgaria’s history. This study is not a political analysis. It is an attempt to follow the changes in people’s mentality. The book documents the enthusiasm of the negation of a chimera lasting half a century and the euphoria of the search for new roads.The volume consists of eight studies, seven of which deal with the democratic processes and developments in Sofia: the rallies and processions, the demonstrations and strikes, ’The City of Truth’, including their slogans, banners, symbols and signs. The author elaborates on how the emotional reactions of various social groups gave birth to some new expressions and forms of laughter, as well as to diverse incantations directed at specific parties and party leaders. The last study elaborates on how the socio-political developments are reflected in the everyday life of one Bulgarian village. Printed Pages: 127.

Title: Folklore of the Change: Folk Culture in Post-Socialist Bulgaria (Folklore Fellows Communications 270)

Author Name: Radost Ivanova

Categories: India, Sociology,

Publisher: Helsinki, Finland, Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia (Academia Scientiarum Fennica)/Bookstore Tiedekirja: 1999

ISBN: 951410840X

ISBN 13: 9789514108402

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 113870

Keywords: Folklore of the Change: Folk Culture in Post-Socialist Bulgaria (Folklore Fellows Communications 270) Radost Ivanova