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Културни организации и идентичност на турците в България в началото на ХХІ век
Cultural Organizations and Identity of the Turks in Bulgaria in the Beginning of 21st Century

Author(s): Bojidar Alexiev
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural history, Customs / Folklore, Sociology, Ethnohistory, Special Historiographies:, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Post-Communist Transformation, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: identity; Turks in Bulgaria; folklore festivals

Summary/Abstract: After the restoration of the rights of the Turks in Bulgaria in the beginning of the 1990s, they again received the opportunity to develop culture in their mother tongue. Over the time the Turkish chitalishta (culture centers), which had existed in the past, were re-established and new organizations pursuing various educational, creative and informational activities appeared. Already for several years on end, the Turkish cultural associations in Bulgaria have been organizing events and staging traditional and modern musical and dancing performances. The article studies the functioning of the Turkish cultural organizations in Bulgaria as well as the Turkish community’s self-representation by means of folklore performances in front of the other communities.

  • Issue Year: XLIII/2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 459-472
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian