Ritual and Cultural Dispossession in Bulgaria
"Masterfully investigates the contemporary performance of distinctive ... mumming rites as a means of interrogating post-socialism... [A]ccessible, engaging, and strong." Donna Buchanan, author of Performing Democracy: Bulgarian Music and Musicians in Transition
Gerald W. Creed is Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College and the City University of New York Graduate Center, where he is Executive Officer of the Anthropology Program. He is author of Domesticating Revolution: From Socialist Reform to Ambivalent Transition in a Bulgarian Village.
Introduction: Cultural Dispossession; 1. A Mumming Season; 2. Gender and Sexuality; 3. Civil Society and Democracy; 4. Autonomy and Community; 5. Ethnicity and Nationalism; Conclusion: Modernity in Drag Notes; References Cited; Index