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
    • 1
  1. 1.Tulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-26553-4
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-26555-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-26553-4
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