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Социален малшанс, проклятие или балканско приключение (Модерност, европеизъм и традиция в балканските култури)
Social Failure, Damnation or Balkan Venture (Modernity, Europium and Tradition in Balkan Cultures)

Author(s): Liliya Kirova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The article treats the particular interweaving of continuity and discontinuity in tradition as a major paradox in Balkan cultures throughout centuries. Thus a paradigm in the cultural system is revealed as manifested in binary oppositions such as openness versus closeness, the East versus the West, the native as opposed to the foreign and the regional to the European, respectively. Certain clarification upon the age of Modernity and Europium of Balkan art creativity will be beneficial for the outlining of the unique essence of the cultural setting and the experience of Balkan men as a realization in a global world. As a key to the understanding of art and literature Europium is relevant to the disclosure of an aesthetic, spiritual and intellectual wealth and to the particular identity of the peoples on the peninsula. The article treats the particular interweaving of continuity and discontinuity in tradition as a major paradox in Balkan cultures throughout centuries. Thus a paradigm in the cultural system is revealed as manifested in binary oppositions such as openness versus closeness, the East versus the West, the native as opposed to the foreign and the regional to the European, respectively. Certain clarification upon the age of Modernity and Europium of Balkan art creativity will be beneficial for the outlining of the unique essence of the cultural setting and the experience of Balkan men as a realization in a global world. As a key to the understanding of art and literature, Europium is relevant to the disclosure of an aesthetic, spiritual and intellectual wealth and to the particular identity of the peoples on the peninsula.

  • Issue Year: 2001
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 3-7
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Bulgarian