FAMILY NETWORKS AND EXCHANGE BETWEEN TOWN AND VILLAGE

Abstract

The topic of this article is intimately connected to the Bulgarian urbanization processes that intensified after the Second World War, and again after 1989, which have not resulted in separation between urban and rural residents of the same kin. Migration between towns and villages does create a space between relatives, but they remain connected through various commitments. The research focuses on family networks that operate between the countryside and the city, and the kind of social and economic strategies that can be observed. A person has a different range and degree of embeddedness with respect to kinship and descent. What do family members exchange (in a sense of economic, social, and cultural capital) in times of transition and insecurity in order
to keep their social status?

Keywords

kinship, exchange, social networks, descent, kindred

How to Cite

Barova V. (2012) “FAMILY NETWORKS AND EXCHANGE BETWEEN TOWN AND VILLAGE”, Ethnologia Europaea. 42(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.1092

Publisher Notes

  • This article was previously published by Museum Tusculanum Press.

Authors

Vihra Barova (Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.)

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