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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
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Introduction

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.

Keywords

communism identity Nation national identity nationalism politics Presse social conflict Tradition

Editors and affiliations

  • Ray Taras
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  1. 1.Tulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA

About the editors

RONALD J. HILL Professor, Trinity College, Dublin MATOGORZATA BUDYTA-BUDZYNSKA Institute for Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw PAMELA JOHNSTON Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina RAJAT CANGULY Author of Understanding Ethnic conflict: The International Dimension (Longman, 1998) BARBARA E. HICKS Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina ED JOCELYN Doctorate in the Department of Modern Languages, University of Bradford IWONA KABZINSKA Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw Z. ANTHONY KRUSZEWSKI Professor of Political Science, University of Texas, El Paso MARCIN KULA Professor of History, University of Warsaw JOHN J. KULCZYNSKI Professor of History, University of Illinois, Chicago DR ELAENA MARUSHIAKOVA Specialist on the Romani of Bulgaria SUSYN YVONNE MIHALASKY Lecturer in Political Science, Montclair State University, New Jersey DR VESSELIN POPOV Specialist on the Romani of Bulgaria YURI PETROVICH SHABAEV Vice-Director of the Komi Science Centre ALLA SKVORTSOVA Moldovan Academy of Sciences RAY TARAS Former Professor of Political Science, Tulane University MARCIN ZAREMBA The Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw I.L. ZHEREBTCOV The Komi Science Centre, Urals Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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