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Стратегии и тактики на представяне сред българските имигранти в Испания
Strategies and Tactics of Representation among Bulgarian Migrants in Spain

Author(s): Mónica Ibáñez Angulo
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН

Summary/Abstract: In this essay I look into the different practices developed by transnational migrants, especially Bulgarians living in Spain, in order to represent themselves and to represent the world. Beginning with a definition of the process of representation and building upon De Certeau and Bourdieu’s theories on the everyday practice, I analyze the different paradigms that inspire these representations: from a ‘cultural logic’, emphasizing belonging to a cultural (usually national) community, or from a ‘political logic’, emphasizing belonging to a citizens’ community. Moreover, by looking at the different localities and temporalities in which these representations are produced, distributed and consumed, I analyze the different dimensions of belonging to and participation into a cultural and a citizens’ community. The essay also shows the ways in which local and transnational media connect global events with local issues and suggests that in our current world global macro-processes and local micro-processes can no longer be located in a modern geography of nation-states but rather in a transnational unbounded space.

  • Issue Year: 44/2012
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 352-373
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Bulgarian