Mixed marriages as a reason for and a consequence of the contemporary Bulgarian emigration to European and non-European countries. Strategies for ... Cover Image
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Смесените бракове като причина за и последица от съвременната българска емиграция в европейски и неевропейски страни. Стратегии за съвместно ...
Mixed marriages as a reason for and a consequence of the contemporary Bulgarian emigration to European and non-European countries. Strategies for ...

Author(s): Yelis Erolova
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН

Summary/Abstract: Mixed marriages as a reason for and a consequence of the contemporary Bulgarian emigration to European and non-European countries. Strategies for co-existence This article discusses bi-national marriages as a reason for and a consequence of the contemporary emigration of Bulgarian citizens. The main research questions are focused on the importance of bi-national marriage in terms of migration, strategies for coexistence in mixed families and the participation of marriage migrants in the maintenance of transnational social networks. The author uses empirical material from European and non-European countries to illustrate how bi-national marriage motivates the desire of migrants for permanent migration, changing their original attitudes; how spouses maintain the balance between cultural differences and similarities; the extent to which Bulgarian marriage migrants keep the bond with their home country and in what direction. Mixed marriages disperse the family kinship network beyond the territorial and political boundaries, creating transnational links that are essential and crucial for the preservation and development of the ethnic and cultural identity of the Bulgarian migrants through which they constantly „recognize“ themselves while living abroad.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 180-194
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Bulgarian