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Journal

Lud

2010 | 94 | 263-284
Article title

MARRIAGE BY CAPTURE IN KYRGYZSTAN - THE EXPERIENCE OF TIME, COLLECTIVITY AND VIOLENCE (Kirgiskie malzenstwa przez porwanie - doswiadczenie czasu, kolektywnosci i przemocy)

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Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The article discusses the practice of bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan. The article was written on the basis of ethnographic studies conducted in Kyrgyzstan in summer 2005. The author describes this controversial practice and analyses some of its aspects - violence, temporal dimension and collectivity. This practice, common in modern Kyrgyzstan, although many women have a very negative opinion about it, is an accepted form of marriage. Bride kidnapping is a much diversified phenomenon, having many meanings and representing different motivations of the actors. It also assumes many forms - from forceful kidnapping of the girl who has been seen for the first time to an arranged meeting with the fiancée, who is taken to the groom's family home, in which case it can be a way of circumventing the disapproval of the parents. The article describes marriage by capture as a dramatic and multidimensional event, which radically changes the life of the kidnapped victims.
Journal
Lud
Year
Volume
94
Pages
263-284
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Anna Mroczkowska, Wydzial Historyczny Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland
References
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Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
11PLAAAA095927
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.d1608872-9b4a-361f-bb09-ab782c396a59
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