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Sawatzky, Roland Meyer 1970-

Works: 6 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 45 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: BX8118.6, 289.77127
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Roland Meyer Sawatzky
A collected history : Mennonite Heritage Village by Roland Meyer Sawatzky( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The control of social space in Mennonite housebarns of Manitoba, 1874-1940 by Roland Meyer Sawatzky( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mennonite migrants coming to southern Manitoba from south Russia in the 1870s and afterwards brought with them a unique settlement pattern and architectural heritage that included open prairie street villages and the construction of housebarns. Mennonite households were treated in this study as a form of ethnic architecture encompassing social and economic concepts of individual and public values. The structural and habitation histories of twenty-six dwellings were documented and analyzed. Oral interviews with former inhabitants were conducted to provide historical, social and personal context. This research was informed by Pierre Bourdieu's theory of practice and the concept of habitus. a set of durable dispositions carried by an individual throughout their lifetime. Habitus is structured by daily practice, including the activities and relationships found in household settings. Mennonite households in this study were examined to determine the degree to which they were products and producers of habitus, and how this changed over time. Dwellings were also examined as products of status display strategies, and exteriors and orientations of houses were compared to previous studies of Mennonite architecture. Mennonite habitus was structured according to strict age and gender categories that were physically symbolized in furnishings, decoration, and activity areas found in Mennonite dwellings. Over time, as many villages dissolved and an ethic of individualism was incorporated into Mennonite society, these categories weakened. It was determined that variations of the Flurkuechenhaus design concept used by Mennonites were related to financial and social status differences within an orthopraxic village setting. When villages dissolved due to the relatively open nature of land acquisition in Manitoba, Mennonite homes reflected and inculcated the increasing independence and individuality of the household economic unit. In the villages that remained. extant housebarns were modified in both interior and exterior design to accommodate changing ' concepts of family, economy, and status. Over time these structures were transformed to accommodate both ethnic Mennonite and mainstream Canadian stylistic elements and spatial use
Kintampo architecture by Roland Meyer Sawatzky( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred spaces, sacred places : Mennonite architecture in Russia and Canada by Rudy P Friesen( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Laszlo Markovics presents Windmills : the history of the Steinbach windmill 1874-2013( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.01 for Sacred spa ... to 0.73 for Laszlo Mar ...)

Alternative Names
Sawatzky, Roland M., 1970-

English (10)