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Rajka – Rapid changes of social, architectural and ethnic character of a cross-border suburban village of Bratislava in Hungary

Bajmócy, Péter and Balizs, Dániel (2020) Rajka – Rapid changes of social, architectural and ethnic character of a cross-border suburban village of Bratislava in Hungary. In: Mental Mapping. The Science of Orientation. New Approaches to Location – Spatial Patterns of the Global Economy Conference. Schenk Verlag, Passau, pp. 49-70. . ISBN 978-3-944850-78-8 DOI https://doi.org/10.14267/978-3-944850-78-8_4

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Abstract

The Northwest Hungarian village, Rajka has special geographical location: it is only fifteen kilometres from Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. This settlement is an excellent example of the phenomenon of cross-border suburbanization which means the migration of the urban population from the city to the not too distant rural area even if it is in another country. This process is transforming the original character of Rajka. There are huge differences between the lifestyles of the indigenous and the immigrant community. The autochthonous inhabitants are worried about Rajka’s fast alteration, there are considerable problems between Hungarians and Slovaks due to language differences and a lot of tensions because of the village’s changing atmosphere, congested local traffic and the new challenges in Rajka’s educational institution. Besides the presentation of social changes, this paper is focusing on the ethnic and residential ancestry of the immigrants to show new linguistic and social patterns in Rajka. On the other hand, examining the specifics of the dramatic transformation of the architectural character of this settlement is also an important element of the study.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:ross-border suburbanization, linguistic and social patterns, migration, suburbanisation, ethnicity, built environment, Rajka, hinterland of Bratislava, Hungary, Slovakia
Subjects:Ethnography, anthropology
Sociology
DOI:https://doi.org/10.14267/978-3-944850-78-8_4
ID Code:5120
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:20 May 2020 09:07
Last Modified:20 May 2020 09:07

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