National Identities and Ethnic Minorities in Eastern Europe

Selected Papers from the Fifth World Congress of Central and East European Studies, Warsaw, 1995

  • Ray Taras

About this book


This volume provides a cross-national analysis of the changing identities of various national and ethnic groups, their new political influence in the emergent democracies and their efforts to revive suppressed cultures. It begins with a theoretical analysis of the concepts of national identity and ethnicity. It features case studies of contemporary Belarussian, Polish and Ukrainian national identities before turning to a study of Eastern Europe's hidden ethnic minorities, like the Finno-Ugric peoples in Russia, the Lemkos in Poland and the Gypsies in Bulgaria.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ray Taras
    • 1
  1. 1.Tulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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