Policies of cultural assimilation in Transylvania : Magyarization and Romanianization

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dc.contributor.advisor Nyce, James M.
dc.contributor.author Burcea, Horatiu L. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial e-rm--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:33:29Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:33:29Z
dc.date.created 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193578
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the issue of cultural assimilation in terms of Romanianization and Magyarization from the angle of a historical ethnography conducted in the Transylvanian village of Ghimeş-Făget, Bacău. These two concepts are readings of social change based on the assumption that the deep social transformations that Transylvania experienced during the changes of rule in the region between Hungary and Romania were parallel to the implementation of deliberate strategies of assimilation. More than simple reforms, these social changes are considered to have created shifts in the population's language, religion, sense of historical heritage and national identity. According to this perspective, Transylvania thus became Magyarized during Hungarian rule, and Romanianized after 1920. Focusing on the evolution of the educational system as a key factor in the execution of these policies, this paper attempts to demonstrate how these two processes can be related to each other and become, in a sense, complementary; it also develops an interpretation of the phenomenon of reassimilation through the concept of “national therapy.”
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Anthropology
dc.description.tableofcontents Introduction : Transylvania's multiculturalism -- Literature and theory -- Research methods -- Historical ethnography of Ghimeş-Făget -- Conclusions.
dc.format.extent 54 p. : digital, PDF file. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Assimilation (Sociology) -- Romania -- Ghimes-Faget. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hungarians -- Government policy -- Romania.
dc.subject.lcsh Romanians -- Government policy.
dc.subject.other Ghimes-Faget (Romania) -- Ethnic relations. en_US
dc.title Policies of cultural assimilation in Transylvania : Magyarization and Romanianization en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1538078 en_US

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