Identity and integration of Russian speakers in the Baltic States: a framework for analysis

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Identity and integration of Russian speakers in the Baltic States: a framework for analysis
In the Journal:
Ethnopolitics. 2015, Vol. 14, No. 1, p. 72-93
Keywords:
LT
Latvija (Latvia); Estija (Estonia); Lietuva (Lithuania); Socialinė politika / Social policy; Kultūrinis identitetas / Cultural identitity; Etninės mažumos / Ethnic minorities.
Summary / Abstract:

ENFollowing a review of current scholarship on identity and integration patterns of Russian speakers in the Baltic states, this article proposes an analytical framework to help understand current trends. Rogers Brubaker’s widely-employed triadic nexus is expanded to demonstrate why a form of Russian-speaking identity has been emerging, but has failed to become fully consolidated, and why significant integration has occurred structurally but not identificationally. By enumerating the subfields of political, economic, and cultural ‘stances’ and ‘representations’ the model helps to understand the complicated integration processes of minority groups that possess complex relationships with ‘external homelands’, ‘nationalizing states’ and ‘international organizations’. Ultimately, it is argued that socio-economic factors largely reduce the capacity for a consolidated identity; political factors have a moderate tendency to reduce this capacity; while cultural factors generally increase the potential for a consolidated group identity. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1080/17449057.2014.933051
ISSN:
1744-9057; 1744-9065
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