Young Transylvanians between Memories of a Multicultural Past and Aspirations for a European Future: A Photovoice Project in a German-language School | Delouis | Visual Ethnography
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Young Transylvanians between Memories of a Multicultural Past and Aspirations for a European Future: A Photovoice Project in a German-language School

Anne Friederike Delouis

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Despite the drastically diminished size of the centuries-old German-speaking minority of Transylvania since 1989, German-language schools thrive as they attract an increasing number of students originating from the ethnic Romanian majority population. A participatory photography project explored how these young multilingual Transylvanians position themselves in relation to the German-Saxon heritage in their social and physical environment. An important aim was to trace any shifts in ethnic self-identification, and to assess the actual importance of ethnic categories as opposed to socio-economic considerations.
The project also explored ways in which a Photovoice approach is useful combined with other, non-visual methods.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12835/ve2016.1-0059

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