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Intermarriage in Transylvania, 1895–2010

Ioan Bolovan and Luminita Dumanescu

This book reconstructs the perceptions about mixed marriages across generations, starting from a detailed analysis of the statistical background and a description of this phenomenon in the historical past, and then focusing on the case history of families. As ethnic and religious diversity has long been an important source of social tension in Transylvania, mixed marriages have the potential to link the communities and act as a bridge between ethnic groups. Considering the multilevel analyses, the time frame from 1895 to nowadays as well as the historical past of Transylvania, this volume has a strong multidisciplinary character, predicated on a combination of historical, demographical and sociological methods.

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Formation of Mixed Marriages (Mihaela Hărăguş)


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Mihaela Hărăguș

Formation of Mixed Marriages

Abstract: Mihaela Hărăguș investigates the interplay of the three elements involved in a marriage formation: the individuals’ preferences for certain characteristics in a spouse, the influence of the social group and the constraints of the marriage markets.

Similarity of education, socioeconomic status or age matters in choosing a partner; ethnic similarity matters less for the spouses themselves than for their families.

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