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ENACTING POMAK BELONGING: WEDDING PERFORMANCE AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN POST – SOCIALIST BULGARIA *

@inproceedings{Olson2020ENACTINGPB,
  title={ENACTING POMAK BELONGING: WEDDING PERFORMANCE AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN POST – SOCIALIST BULGARIA *},
  author={Laura J. Olson},
  year={2020}
}
This article shows how collective, public, cultural acts, such as ritual reenactment and virtual discussions about traditional rituals on social media, can enact political subjectivity. The case study concerns the Pomaks, an ethnoreligious minority that is not officially recognized as such in contemporary Bulgaria. Pomaks’ stage performances of a particular moment of their traditional wedding ritual evoke their collective memory of a traumatic past, in which they were prevented from practicing… 

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