Self-Orientalization in South East Europe by Plamen K. Georgiev

By Plamen K. Georgiev

The cave in of communist structures in South East Europe ended in a panorama to be newly prepared. varied forces compete to trap the preferred energies published by means of the embody of outdated and new identities. Deficits of modernization in a publish communist nexus have deepened cultural asymmetries and problem european integration in new methods. Drives to rule of the “strong hand”, feod-like patron-client kin, “self-orientalization” as results of dilettante “social engineering” and unrealistic cultural politics elevate the entropy of transition. Plamen okay. Georgiev discusses the main debatable problems with a potential accession of Turkey into ecu and its influence on a few collective identities as Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia, prone to Islamic fundamentalism, but additionally new breeds of nationalisms. This comparative examine activates apt principles for european coordinated nationwide politics, fostering its cultural homogeneity and integrity in an international international of emerging hazards and new tasks.

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Central Asian Orientalism (s) transformed into Soviet communist paternalisms (the exSoviet republics) may be representative in this respect. Resent studies on the Caucasus “semi-Orientalism’s” (Tolstanova, 2008) illustrate “multi facetted” Orientalization and self-Orientalization under communism. The attempts to (re) organize post-soviet identities anew around this experience landed in revived national mythologies and traditions widely quested by post-soviet societal space. P. html 4 We use here the term “brotherhoods”, as stripped off any connotations given by Islam or Christianity, moreover as universal notion of common origin, generic etc.

4) – Through various per formative media such as dance, music and drama a heightened experience is produced in the ritual, thereby indexing (and often altering) social relations while simultaneous legitimising them via cosmological paradigms. Cognitive content and sociological efficacy – meaning and function – are thus linked via the media of performance. Tambiah, 1979: 113–60). 3 Sax has studied for over 10 year the inhabitants of the former kingdom of Garhwal, located in the Central Hymalayas in North India’s new estate Uttaranchal, and their specific devotion to the great Indian national epic, the Mahabharata.

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