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Народностно потекло и национално самосъзнание
Ethnic Origin and National Self-consciousness

Author(s): Plamen Tzvetkov
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, History, Social Sciences, Sociology, Local History / Microhistory, Recent History (1900 till today), Crowd Psychology: Mass phenomena and political interactions, Demography and human biology, Nationalism Studies, Inter-Ethnic Relations, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: Origin; Ancestry; Ethnogenesis; Ethnicity; Ethnic self-awareness; Nationality; Nationalism; Identity; Community formation; Group dynamics; Cultural myths; Historical and cultural background; Historical development; Bulgarians;
Summary/Abstract: Sense of nationality continues to be extremely powerful, and in today's globalized world, is getting even stronger. At first glance, the most obvious sign of the nation's community are language and origin, but too many nations seem to have no common ancestry, or even using only one language. Moreover, the most violent clashes burst out between people, professing the same religion and belonging more or less to the same culture. What makes most people to anticipate their national affiliations as an integral element of his/her own "I", and to invent their own past to find "worthy" place for their community? What can cause an ethno-national community or at least its elite to deny their relationship with another nation and to claim themselves as belonging to a completely different community, deliberately ignoring the "uncomfortable" facts? The purpose of this book is to make a critical review of some deep-rooted cliches and generally accepted axioms. The Bulgarian, Balkan and Slavic national passions are considered in the context of ethnogenesis and the formation of European nations and the world.

  • Page Count: 552
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • Language: Bulgarian