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Божићни обичаји Срба у Темишвару
Christmas Customs Among Serbs in Timisoara

Author(s): Mirjana Pavlović
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Етнографски институт САНУ
Keywords: ethnicity; ethnic symbols; Chrismas

Summary/Abstract: The first part of the paper describes a variety of changes that encompass the traditional model of Christmas celebration among Serbs living in Timisoara, Romania (reduction, simplification, revival of tradition, adoption of foreign cultural elements and so on), during different time periods. My analysis shows that Christmas customs stand for as markers of the Serbian family and minority in both ethnic and social sense; at the same time, the customs serve as means of ethnic identification and facilitate social hierarchy within the given minority and majority.

  • Issue Year: LIV/2006
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 333-344
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian