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Ditchev, Ivaylo

Ph.D., b. 1955; President of the Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, and Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the St. Kliment Ohridsky University of Sofia; 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria.

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The author has so far published 2 articles on euro|topics.

1.  Analysis | 27/08/2007

Fluid Citizenship

In Bulgaria around two million persons a year of a population of seven million are in permanent motion, working abroad, studying, coming back, investing, leaving again. This trend towards overcoming arbitrary socio-political spaces is most evident in the Internet's utopian horizon of absolute mobility. But is the downside to this utopia a loss of public spirit? » more

2.  Essay | 12/02/2007

The Secret Joys of Provincialism

Bulgaria's political culture can best be captured via the metaphor of the province, according to the author. A country caught between admiration for Europe and anti-European sentiment. » more

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1.  Webcafé - Bulgaria | 27/01/2015

Ivaylo Dichev on the undeclared wars of the 21st century

When was the last time one country officially declared war on another? Cultural anthropologist Ivaylo Dichev wonders on the online portal Webcafé with the military ... » more

2.  Sega - Bulgaria | 07/08/2014

Books as a disappearing cultural asset

Fewer and fewer people read books on paper, but that doesn't mean they're reading less, cultural anthropologist Ivaylo Ditchev writes in the daily Sega: "The ... » more

3.  24 Chasa - Bulgaria | 18/08/2012

Pussy Riot stands for new protest culture

The activists of Pussy Riot are the avant-garde of a new protest culture that is adjusted to the age of information, concludes cultural anthropologist Ivalyo ... » more

4.  24 Chasa - Bulgaria | 16/06/2012

Ivaylo Ditchev on Bulgaria's poor man image

Since the 1990s Bulgaria has defined itself as a low-cost country, particularly abroad, laments the cultural anthropologist  Ivaylo Ditchev in the daily 24 Chasa: "If ... » more

5.  Manager - Bulgaria | 05/06/2011

Ivalyo Dichev on Bulgaria's lost generation

Those Bulgarians now between 20 and 30 who grew up during the transition years are Bulgaria's lost generation, writes cultural anthropologist Ivaylo Dichev in the ... » more

6.  Sega - Bulgaria | 15/10/2007

The teachers' strike will decide Bulgaria's future

Bulgaria's teachers have been on strike for three weeks now. Ivaylo Ditchev considers that fundamental issues are at stake: "The outcome of this conflict will ... » more

7.  Die Tageszeitung taz - Germany | 14/09/2007

The founding of new parties in Bulgaria

Bulgarian cultural scientist Ivaylo Ditchev reports on a new trend among businesspeople in his country. He notes that they're founding their own political parties to ... » more

8.  Sega - Bulgaria | 02/03/2007

Bulgaria's new popular culture

Cultural scientist Ivaylo Ditchev examines how Bulgarian popular culture has changed: "The new brand of popular culture was born in the 1990s... when the market ... » more

9.  Die Tageszeitung taz - Germany | 13/12/2006

Ivaylo Dichev on lifestyle nationalism in Bulgaria

Ivaylo Dichev, professor of cultural anthropology in Sofia, describes the rise of nationalism in his country, Bulgaria, which he says represents another facet of the ... » more


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