Unpublished Papers «Previous Next»

The Zadruga: An Anglo-American View of Balkan Social Structures

Joel Halpern, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


This paper concentrates on the South Slav extended family as viewed by observers writing in English, principally British and American. Specifically included are the writings of nineteenth century travelers and, in the twentieth century, the observations of ethnographers, sociologists and anthropologists. These are compared to analyses made by Slavic scholars. Most of the material is from Yugoslavia, and data from Bulgaria is also included.

Suggested Citation

Joel Halpern. 1966. "The Zadruga: An Anglo-American View of Balkan Social Structures" 1st Congres International des Etudes Balkaniques et Sud-Est Europennes: Resumes des Communications
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joel_halpern/64