The Forces of Nature and Man… Mutual Modifying (On the Heterogeneous Community of the “Kurdzhali” Dam Lake Region) Cover Image
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Стихиите и човекът… и взаимното им модифициране (За хетерогенната общност язовирен район „Кърджали“)
The Forces of Nature and Man… Mutual Modifying (On the Heterogeneous Community of the “Kurdzhali” Dam Lake Region)

Author(s): Tihomir Mitev
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the study is to describe a specific form of life in the sphere of applied science. This is an area where the real life of science takes place, where real actions occur under real conditions in a real time and on a real scale, on the “battlefield “ itself, not in the laboratory; a place where the “battling” forces have been correctly understood and their tasks have been assigned. The intention is for this description to throw light on the everyday life (which actually sustains the order and the functioning of the “Kurdzhali” dam lake) of this heterogeneous community of actors. Being aware of the scope of changes over the last 30 years (changes even beyond sociology of science), we will attempt to resist the tendency for blurring the distinct boundaries between the no longer autonomous fields of the social: economy, politics, social psychology, etc. are in a constant interplay of mutual determination, overlapping, complementarity but also of mutual negation, hence of resolving the negated. (To which of these spheres, for instance, is ecology a priority? Perhaps ecology is what has been intended as resolving the global contradiction.) Ivan Delchev, head of the “Kurdzhali” dam lake region, was our guide in the maze of hydropower engineering. His statements are both a point of departure and the final destination; through his statements (the predicated), we must attain what is left unsaid (that which precedes the predicated).

  • Issue Year: 34/2002
  • Issue No: 1+2
  • Page Range: 139-157
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Bulgarian