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Hungarian Cultural Center, New York
Cultural Studies paper by Fülemile, Ágnes (all papers)
Roads toward Extinction – Hungarian Diasporas around Cluj/Kolozsvár
The ethnic and cultural map of Transylvania has often been likened to a mosaic with good reason. Nowadays more than half of the ethnic Hungarian population in Romania lives in a diaspora situation. The actual local variations of diaspora situations and the stations of the diasporization process together with the answers and strategies to meet the challenges posed by a diaspora situation on the community and the individual level are influenced by a great number of historical, demographic, social, cultural, and mental factors. The paper is based on the results of fieldwork and archival research which has been carried out by Ágnes Fülemile and Balázs Balogh in several rural settlements around the Kalotaszeg region and Cluj/Kolozsvár since 1991.
Brief Professional Bio:
Ágnes Fülemile is currently the director of the Balassi Institute Hungarian Cultural Center, New York and is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She holds degrees in History of Art, History and Ethnography and Ph. D. in Ethnography from ELTE, Budapest. She has been György Ránki Chair of Hungarian Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington 2006-2009 and Fulbright scholar in 1992-1993 and 1999.