Uzbek Weddings: Sociological and Cultural Aspects
Ganieva Marifat1, Latipova Nodira2, Alekseeva Victoria3, Abdukhalilov Abdulla4
1Ganieva Marifat, Doctor of Sociology, Professor, Department of Social Work, National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek, Leading Researcher, Center for the Study of Public Opinion “Ijtimoi Fikr”.
2Latipova Nodira, PhD of Sociology, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Social Work of the National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek, senior researcher at the Center for the Study of Public Opinion “Ijtimoi Fikr”.
3Alekseeva Victoria, Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (PhD), Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek.
4Abdukhalilov Abdulla, Doctor of Philosophy in Sociological Sciences (PhD), Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek.
Manuscript received on November 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 28, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 7627-7637 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D5352118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D5352.118419
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Abstract: This article discusses the theoretical and methodological foundations of the influence of national traditions on society. The role of ethnocultural values in the spiritual life of Uzbek society is shown. The authors examined weddings in terms of rituals, and applied the approach of E.Durkheim, A.R.Radcliffe-Brown, C.Levy-Strauss, and E.Lich. The wedding ceremony of the peoples of Central Asia is one of the most complex complexes of traditional household culture. It reflected the social and legal relations, family structure, beliefs, religion. The rite usually connected the features of the distant past, close past. New phenomena were introduced into it with great difficulty, even if the state and religion were interested in changing the rite. The basic structure of the wedding ceremony in Central Asia was the same and included the following stages: matchmaking – wedding – post-wedding ceremonies. The study revealed the main characteristics of ethnocultural values, consisting of traditions, customs, rites and rituals. According to the authors, the practice of holding weddings with Uzbeks indicates that the most common factor is the banal prejudice “so that everything is like people have. People try to have “if not better, then at least at the level of others”. The main characteristics of the concepts “wedding”, “celebration”, “ritual”, as well as traditions and customs of the Uzbek people during wedding events are analyzed. Preventive measures to reduce and change the approach of Uzbeks to weddings are considered. Keywords:
Keywords: Wedding, Celebration, Tradition, Wedding Ritual and Ritual, “Cousin” Marriages, Sociocultural Standards, Family, Kitsch Culture.
Scope of the Article: Social Networks.