(Article of periodic en Allemand - 1977)

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Sozialräumliche Entwicklung des Siegerlandes seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Sozialgeographische Untersuchungen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Veränderungen sozialer Kommunikationsnetze (Heiratsverflechtungen) Development of social and spatial patterns in the "Siegerland" since the middle of the 19th century. Social-geographical studies with special reference to the changes of the network of social communications (marital relationships)

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This study deals with the theoretical and empirical description and analysis of social space in human Geography. The interdependence of social and spatial factors will be shown by marital selection and marriage Circles as the central attributes of research. The spatial patterns of marital relationship which created stable family relations manifest a great deal of consistence because the "Siegerland" is particular demonstrates extraordinary permanence in the composition of its population with respect to the demographical, occupational, confessional and denominational structure. The inner differentiation of the "Siegerland" into districts of similar marital relations could be shown by factor analysis, where the pre-marital locations of bride and bridegroom were the primary data for correlation analysis in a symmetric data matrix. Further aims of research were the interregional marital connections and their bias, related to the changes in communications caused by the comprehensive alterations of industrialization. Moreover it could be worked out that regional and interregional social relations were influenced by local conditions referring to social structures. (HSC).


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published at : Arbeiten zur rheinischen Landeskunde

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Millesime : 1977, no43  [PP. IX-131]



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