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PARTIKULARE ETHNIZITÄT. TRANSNATIONALE UND GLOBALE VERÄNDERUNGEN DER ETHNISCHEN IDENTITÄT BEI DEN SIEBENBÜRGER SACHSEN IN RUMÄNIEN
Ethnic particularism. Transnational and global influences on ethnic identity changes to the Transylvanian Saxons in Romania

Author(s): Christian Rausch
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Ethnisation; symbolic ethnicity; identity; compression; particularism; transnationalism; migration; Romania; Sibiu; Transylvanian Saxons.

Summary/Abstract: Within a few years the Romanian town of Sibiu/Hermannstadt underwent a drastic change of relationship between its German and Romanian ethnicities . This included an increase of interethnic contact as well as changes in self-concept in both ethnic groups. Closely connected to its transnational and global parameters this reciprocal process astonishingly led to a changed self-understanding of both groups. This development promotes a higher degree of social peace and mutual integration whereby ethnic particularism evolves.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 55
  • Page Range: 131-144
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: German