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?
kinship, kindred, descent, social networks, exchange
How to CiteBarova V. (2012) “FAMILY NETWORKS AND EXCHANGE BETWEEN TOWN AND VILLAGE”, Ethnologia Europaea. 42(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.1092
- This article was previously published by Museum Tusculanum Press.