The phraseology of the discourse about sexuality in Csíkszentdomokos Cover Image

A szexualitásról való beszéd frazeológiája Csíkszentdomokoson
The phraseology of the discourse about sexuality in Csíkszentdomokos

Author(s): Katalin Lajos
Subject(s): Finno-Ugrian studies, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Phraseology
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: Lajos Balázs; ethnography; phraseology; sexual culture; sexual morality; taboo

Summary/Abstract: The book What makes you feel out of this world: Sexual culture and morality among peasants by Lajos Balázs (Pallas-Akadémia, 2009; second edition 2010) met a long-felt need on the topic. The work is an ethnographic survey, an actual monograph of the topic of sexuality and sexual morality in a village of Eastern Transylvania, Csíkszentdomokos (Sândominic). Various scientific fields (sociology, sexual-psychology, folkloristics etc.) concern themselves with the topic of the book, yet it is still a taboo in Romanian culture, and there is no other work which tackles with the specific tools of ethnography this topic in a depth, so it can be considered a really important achievement in the field. The paper undertakes the task of analysing the phraseology of the texts of the interviewed subjects, and by mapping the topics related to the issue of sexuality show the richness of phraseology in this village.

  • Issue Year: 22/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 49-67
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Hungarian