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Cultural Diversity Determining the Memory of a Controversial Social Event

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  • Elena Paspalanova

    (New Bulgarian University)

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A social event from the near past socio-political policy in Bulgaria – “State policy of changing the names of Turkish population living in Bulgaria” as a major element of the state revival process aiming at exterminating the ethnic differences in Bulgaria – was chosen to study the influence of cultural diversity on memories of that event. The study aims at revealing the hypothesized complex structure of indicators of cultural diversity, which determines memory of the social event. In respect to the controversial event being an object of the memory, the following indices of cultural diversity are chosen: Ethnicity (Bulgarians vs Turks), Religion (Christian Orthodox vs Muslim), Maternal language (Bulgarian vs Turkish), National identity (Bulgarian / Turkish vs European). The research focuses on the “cultural” characteristics of the self as an “experiencer” / “rememberer” as well, namely social orientation (individualistic vs collectivistic). A final set of control variables is the panel of socio-demographic characteristics (gender, age, educational level, and monthly income) included in order to clarify the expected multifaceted picture of the cultural diversity influencing the memory of a social event.

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  • Elena Paspalanova, 2006. "Cultural Diversity Determining the Memory of a Controversial Social Event," Working Papers 2006.48, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  • Handle: RePEc:fem:femwpa:2006.48
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    Controversial Event; Memory; Individualism; Collectivism; Cultural Diversity Indices;

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