Migration and Marriage

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Barbara Waldis, Reginald Byron (Eds.)

Heterogamy and Homogamy in a Changing World

ISBN 978-3-8258-9873-3
Band-Nr. 14
Jahr 2006
Seiten 224
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien/Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology/


In a world in which migration and the mixing of peoples are increasing
while at the same time multicultural ideology has given rise to the
reassertion of putative primordial differences between peoples,
interesting questions are raised about the relationships between political
rhetoric and social action, groupness and individuality, and the public
and the private. The rate of intermarriage is considered by sociologists
the most important statistical test of the strength or weakness of
structural divisions within societies. What do social anthropologists have
to say about heterogamy and homogamy in situations of movement and flux,
and what does this tell us about processes of boundary-definition?

Dr. Barbara Waldis, Maître Assistante, Institut
d’ethnologie, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel (CH);

Dr. Reginald Byron, University of Wales Professor, Department of Sociology
and Anthropology, University of Wales, Swansea (UK).