Living and Working in Sofia

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Waltraud Kokot (Ed.)

Ethnographies of agency, social relations and livelihood strategies in the capital of Bulgaria

ISBN 978-3-643-90220-7
Band-Nr. 7
Jahr 2012
Seiten 192
Bindung broschiert
Reihe lines. Beiträge zur Stadtforschung aus dem Institut für Ethnologie der Universität Hamburg


Western popular images of Bulgaria are still fused with stereotypes about
„the Balkans“ as a peripheral „Other“.
In these constructions, cities and contemporary urban life hardly figure
at all.

Seven individual research projects present a variety of urban livelihood
strategies, social relations and personal agency in the context of social
and cultural change. A central task of social anthropology is to bring the
unfamiliar into focus. Although these short studies cannot replace a
comprehensive urban ethnography of Sofia, they aim to contribute to a
better understanding of Sofia as a major city in contemporary Europe.

Waltraud Kokot is professor of Social Anthropology at the University of
Hamburg. Her regional interests are located in Southeastern Europe, mainly
in Greece (Thessaloniki) and in Bulgaria (Sofia). Currently, major topics
of research include urban anthropology and diaspora studies.