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