Popa 2/2009

Sociologie Românească, Vol. VII, no. 2/2009, pp. 81-94.




Identitate colectivă în două comunități rurale din Transilvania

Collective identity in two rural communities from Transylvania

Adela Popa


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Abstract: The article presents some of the results of a case study on two villages in Transylvania, Tălmăcel and Ludoş, from Sibiu County. The article focuses on the theme of collective identity, analyzing empirical variables – proposed by the author – that reflect the ways of identifying with the community of the people in the two villages. Data analyzed resulted from a survey in the two villages, using a bi-stadial sample, and semi-focalised interviews with key-persons from the two villages’ elite. Results show differences in the way people from T\lm\cel and Ludoş identify themselves with their communities and the article tries to explain these differences.

Keywords: collective identity, village, community, case study.

Cuvinte-cheie: identitate colectivă, sat, comunitate, studiu de caz.