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Смесените бракове: контакт и/или конфликт между културите (по примера на френско-магребските бракове)
Mixed Marriages: Contact and/or Conflict of Cultures (After the Example of French-Magreb Marriages)

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

Summary/Abstract: The mingling of the population is part of the process of integration of the immigrants, in which key participants are the immigrants and the host society. This mingling can be of different types, whereby one of the basic types are the mixed marriages. In this way the interaction between the immigrants and the host society includes cultural exchanges, the exchange of customs, rites and rituals, as well as marital unions. This paper is devoted to the problems emerging as a result of marriages between individuals of different ethnic groups and different religions; the meeting of the two cultures and religions. I have been trying to shed light also on the problems of: the role played by the type of family system in the process of integration of the immigrant into the host society; the education and religious upbringing of children born in such marriages; the identity of these children; the model of socialisation and integration into the new hosting society as well as the ideas society has about them. The text specifically rests on mixed marriages between French nationals and immigrants from the Magreba countries (the countries of North Africa: Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco). In the preparatory work on the article I have used investigations and data, provided by French ethnologists and sociological surveys, as well as personal observations made during the 1990—1996 period.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 24-40
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian