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Дебатът върху национализма: съвременни теоретични подходи
Debates on Nationalism: Contemporary Theoretical Approches

Author(s): Nonka Bogomilova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Sociology, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: anthropology;social sciences;nationalism;

Summary/Abstract: The paper analyzes and compares four theoretical approaches to the notion of nationalism as well as the following cognate notions embraced under its umbrella: nation, ethnic, religion. These approaches differ mainly regarding their axiological foundations, regarding the values accepted as socially significant. The typology applied to the research methods of identity studies is used here as epistemological optics of the analysis: 1) the essentialist approach, relating it to the ontological substratum, and 2) the anthropological approach, understanding it as a psychological construct. The importance of the analysis for the methodological foundation and self-reflection of the concrete ethnologic studies is emphasized.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 313-327
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Bulgarian