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The functions of the gift in the family rituals during socialism
The functions of the gift in the family rituals during socialism

Author(s): Galin Georgiev
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН

Summary/Abstract: The making of gifts is an essential and enduring element of the ritual system of traditional Bulgarian culture. In more recent times and particularly under socialism, when various changes set in the structure of the wedding ritual, the exchange of gifts gradually changed some of its basic functional characteristics and acquired a multitude of new features

  • Issue Year: III/2006
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 43-62
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English