The Role of Feasts and Holidays in the Cultural Space of Russian-Speaking Emigrants (Evidence from Germany)

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On the basis of a qualitative sociological case study, the article compares the ritual organization and perception of religious, family and state holidays. At this stage, the traditional ritual regulation cultivates, rather, a division of Russian-speaking emigrant groups. One can also observe certain differences in the awareness of the general symbolic experience and in the perception of their socio-cultural identity among the representatives of different migration ‘waves’.

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V A Bazanov

Ludwig-Maximilian University (Munich, Germany)



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