Video: Intermarriages – Mixed Marriages: Historical and Transnational Perspectives


First panel of the workshop „Relationships Across Borders: Couples and Families in the Mobile Modern Age“ that took place at the German Historical Institute in Paris (DHI Paris) on December 10, 2015.

The panel featured:

The session was chaired by Michael JEISMANN (Goethe-Institut Senegal).

Adrienne L. Edgar: “Children of Mixed Marriage in Soviet Central Asia: Dilemmas of Identity and Belonging”

This paper investigates ethnic and racial identities in the Soviet Union through the lens of interethnic intimacy.  Soviet authorities consistently celebrated mixed marriages as proof of the unbreakable „friendship of nations“ and as a sign of the imminent emergence of a Soviet people.  Nevertheless, the offspring of mixed families found it difficult to transcend nationality and be simply „Soviet.“  Weiterlesen