Let the Ćevapi Come

Remarks to the Question “Who is (Vojvodinian) Hungarian?”

The paper has a “southern” point of view regarding the question “What is Hungarian now?”, because its author is of Yougoslavian/Serbian/Vojvodinian origin and has his research topic related to this area. This area also saw the rise of regional (Vojvodinian) identity, which can be seen in the fact that young people typically identify themselves as Vojvodinian Hungarians. The paper questions the usefulness of the concepts of national identity and national culture in the light of mass migration processes and the strong multicultural character of Vojvodina (represented in the high rate of mixed marriages). On the other hand, it is necessary to question whether and to what degree the declining economic and educational status of Vojvodinian Hungarians is a result of their ethnicity.

Released: Replika 106–107, 311–320.