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Confessional Culture in Terms of Ethnocultural Borderland

Folkloristika 4/1 (2019): 97‒127
Аuthor: Anna A. Ivanova
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The article is based on the field materials collected in Ivanovka village of the Ismayilli region of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2010‒2017, inhabited by different ethnic groups (Russians, Azerbaijanis, Lezgins), who differ in confessional terms (Muslims, Protestant Christians). The author discusses the phenomenon of ethnocultural borderlands and its influence on the processes of internal self-organization of various cultural traditions in the aspect of intercultural communications. The typology of intercultural interference scenarios characteristic of border areas is described.
Key words: confessional culture, ethnocultural borderlands, intercultural communication, self-identification, typology of cultural interference