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Interethnic Marriages in Kazakhstan: A Review of Historiography

[Mezhnatsional’nye braki v Kazakhstane: obzor istoriografii]

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31857/S0869541522050116


Type of publication: Research Article

Submitted: 30.08.2021

Accepted: 05.06.2022

About author(s)

Marina Mogunova | https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9341-0102 | M_mogunova@mail.ru | Manash Kozybayev North Kazakhstan University (114 Zhumabayev St., Petropavlovsk, 150000, Kazakhstan)


Kazakhstan, interethnic marriage, ethnic integration, national identity, qualitative research methods


The article presents a review of academic research on the issue of interethnic marriage in Kazakhstan, conducted since 1991. There have been several distinct directions of studying interethnic marriages in Kazakhstan, differing in both the perspective that scholars have taken on the issue itself and the focus on this or that individual aspect thereof. Thus, one group of scholars views interethnic marriages as part of the larger issue of identity, while scholars of another group share a specific interest in studying mixed families, and still another group prefers to take an altogether different interdisciplinary approach to the whole set of problems. One can argue that, by and large, the study of this issue in Kazakhstan has traditionally gravitated towards theoretical frameworks reminiscent of methodologies of Soviet ethnography. Particular to Kazakhstan’s tradition has been, however, analyzing interethnic marriages through the prism of nationality. This review attempts to cover all major facets of this important academic matter.


Mogunova, M.V. 2022. Mezhnatsional’nye braki v Kazakhstane: obzor istoriografii [Interethnic Marriages in Kazakhstan: A Review of Historiography. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 5: 211–222. https://doi.org/10.31857/S0869541522050116 EDN: IBJFSZ

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