Ethnic Consciousness and Cohabitation in a Slovak-Hungarian  Village Community

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The article is a microsonde in to the social relations of a Slovak-Hungarian village community. Determinants influencing the 20th century ethnic consciousness and cohabitation of ethnically mixed region in southern Slovakia are being analyzed. The changes of ethnicity and mutual relationship of Slovaks and Hungarians were mostly influenced by extra local factors (historical events, political changes, influence of surroundings). Intralocal factors (family, kinship and other informal groups) were consolidating the cohabitation of its population. In traditional community ethnic influences intermingled with religious ones. Village authorities and ambitions of individual people played an important role, too.

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Škovierová, Z., (1994) “Ethnic Consciousness and Cohabitation in a Slovak-Hungarian Village Community”, Ethnologia Europaea 24(1), p.51-58. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.1823

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Zita Škovierová (Comenius University)

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