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We belong to them: Narratives of belonging, homeland and nationhood in territorial and non territorial minority settings
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Ethnic Studies. Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2009 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This dissertation explores what happens with ethnic and national identifications buiit on the same ethnocultural grounds, but under different socio-economic circumstances. Territorial and nonterritorial minorities have traditionally been considered non-comparable because it was assumed that groups organized on different grounds were distinctively separate phenomena. In this study, the comparative method is used to throw new light on how ethnic and national identifications are constructed, negotiated, and re-constructed in territorial and non-territorial minority contexts. The author investigates whether the ethnic and national identification and articulation processes of Hungarians in Slovakia and Hungarians in Sweden constitute different types of Hungarianness. Drawing on extensive interview material the empirical focus is on the interaction of self-narratives and public narratives. The author aims to challenge the notion that national minorities and diaspora communities are fundamentally different in their understanding of nationhood and their relationship to an externai national homeland.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brussels: P.I.E. Peter Lang , 2009. , 309 p.
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 445
, Multiple Europes, ISSN 1376-0904 ; 43
Keyword [en]
Everyday ethnicity, long-distance nationalism, Hungarian nation politics, ethnic and national identifications, Hungarians in Slovakia, Hungarians in Sweden, homeland narratives, language ideologies and language dilemmas
Keyword [sv]
Vardagsetnicitet, distansnationalism, ungersk nationspolitik, etniska och nationella identifikationer, ungrare i Slovakien, ungrare i Sverige, hemlandsberättelser, språkideologier och språkdilemman
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-51440ISBN: 978-90-5201-477-7OAI: diva2:274937
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2009-02-06, K2, Kåkenhus, Campus Norrköping, Linköpings universitet, Norrköping, 10:15 (English)
Available from: 2009-11-17 Created: 2009-11-02 Last updated: 2014-09-30Bibliographically approved

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