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Way of Life in the Lausitz 1987

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Sorbische Volksforschung an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Bautzen
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Sorbische Volksforschung an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Bautzen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Cultural activities and participation
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Mass media
    • Language and linguistics
  • Abstract

    Sorbian interests and customs in the Lausitz, the German-Sorbian relationship. Topics: Participation in village or home celebrations; expected program offering at these festivals; going to the movies or theater in the last year; preferred place for culture events; knowledge of Sorbian customs; nationality of closest neighbors, circle of friends and work collective; common work of Germans and Sorbians; preferred national composition of work collective; support of Sorbian culture by the state; nationality in the Upper and Lower Lausitz; Sorbian representatives in district assembly and municipality; native language; place of learning German and Sorbian; ability to speak Upper and Lower Sorbian; stand on use of the Sorbian language in conversations and in meetings; language in parental home, in one's family and in work collective; language between Sorbian neighbors; significance of Sorbian for communication with Poles, Czechs, Slovaks etc.; bilingual signs; learning Sorbian in school; typical Sorbian customs; occupation with Sorbian national art; participation in Sorbian events and reasons for this; participation in maintaining traditional customs; wearing the Sorbian national costume and occasions for this; earlier wearing of the Sorbian national costume; making Sorbian national costumes; inclusion of Sorbian culture in cultural work at work or in the municipality; reading German language and Sorbian newspapers and magazines; interest in articles of Sorbian newspapers; number of books read in the last year in German and Sorbian; possession of Sorbian children's books; criteria for choice of books; satisfaction with book selection; satisfaction with German book selection about the Sorbes; knowledge of Sorbian personalities in history; possession of sorbian calendar; manner of obtaining books in Sorbian; preferred literature genres; desired topics for Sorbian literature; receiving Sorbian radio broadcasts and opinion on this; desired program of this broadcast; television selection on Sorbian culture; satisfaction with record selection; attending shows of Sorbian artists in the last two years; desire for more shows; possible purchase of works of Sorbian artists; place in which childhood was spent; length of residence; activity of parents; activity at start of working life; work or training place; membership in social organizations; honorary function; desire that children or grandchildren would learn the Sorbian culture; nationality of parents and partner; personal nationality; solidarity with Sorbes; stand on marriage with a German or Sorbe; differences between Germans and Sorbes; preferred leisure activities; occupation with a hobby and reasons for this; artistic activity in a team.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Mixed national population 16 years old and older.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1957
    Number of Variables: 266
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6329 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Elle, L.: Sorbische Kultur und ihre Rezipienten. Bautzen 1992. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: B 72.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2012-07-18

Institut für Sorbische Volksforschung an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Bautzen (2012): Lebensweise in der Lausitz 1987. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.