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Bulgarian Karakachans and Re-Domestication of Religion: Migration, Sacred Spaces, and House

Citace:
FATKOVÁ, G. Bulgarian Karakachans and Re-Domestication of Religion: Migration, Sacred Spaces, and House. Sofia (Bulharsko), 2014.
Druh: PŘEDNÁŠKA, POSTER
Jazyk publikace: eng
Anglický název: Bulgarian Karakachans and Re-Domestication of Religion: Migration, Sacred Spaces, and House
Rok vydání: 2014
Autoři: Mgr. Gabriela Fatková ,
Abstrakt EN: Sweeping changes during the transition period in Bulgaria coupled with frequent migration of Bulgarian Karakachans to Greece affected the religious sphere of this Greek speaking, orthodox Christian minority. Although Karakachans consider themselves devoted believers, pure Christians (sometimes purer than other surrounding groups), their religious practice has always been and to a large extent still is disconnected from official church practice. It is strongly rooted in domestic space within the family circle. We expect changes in everyday ritual practice as the believers began periodic work migration to Greece. Tamara Dragandze´s concept of domestication of religion will be applied to the studied topic. The concepts of sacred space and sanctity from the Karakachan´s pastoral period will be introduced and compared with these concepts today (data will be abstracted from everyday ritual practice ? observed by John K. Campbell in the 1960s and by the author in the last 7 years). The importance of house as an organizational and sacred unit will be emphasized with reference to contemporary Karakachan migration. The paper will attempt to answer the broad question of how former shepherds/todays work migrants perceive their homes/houses and what meanings they attach to them.
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