VALUE ORIENTATIONS OF THE BULGARIAN CULTURE WITHIN THE EUROPEAN CONTEXT

  • Garvanova, M.
Abstract:
This article is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of Bulgaria’s accession to the European Union – EU (01.01.2007 – 01.01.2017) and the 60th anniversary of its creation (25.03.1957 – 25.03.2017). The aim of the study is to compare the Bulgarian cultural model with that of the EU member states and to outline the value similarities and differences among them. On the basis of the method for diagnostics of cultural value orientations proposed by Schwartz [8] it can be established that while the cultural value ideal of Bulgarians is unique, it is nonetheless close to that in some post-communist countries with its high level of embeddedness, hierarchy and mastery, defining the catching-up role of the national culture versus the European values and practices oriented towards autonomy, egalitarianism and harmony. However, the analysis of the value hierarchy reveals that value priorities in Bulgaria such as intellectual autonomy, harmony and egalitarianism are comparable to the commonly shared attitudes and stereotypes in the EU members, which proves that the country belongs to the European civilization family.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
Bulgarian culture; cultural model; cultural values; European Union
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017
Book number:
2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
469-476
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
24 - 30 August 2017
ISBN:
978-619-7408-19-5
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017, 24 - 30 August 2017
DOI:
10.5593/sgemsocial2017/32/S11.060
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