Tapatumų transformacijos - nuo etninio valstybinio tapatumo link: naujos kartos rusakalbiai Klaipėdoje ir Visagine

Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Knygos dalis / Part of the book
Lietuvių kalba / Lithuanian
Tapatumų transformacijos - nuo etninio valstybinio tapatumo link: naujos kartos rusakalbiai Klaipėdoje ir Visagine
Alternative Title:
Transformation of identities of second generation russian speaking minority in Klaipeda and Visaginas cities: from ethnic backgrounds towards identifications with the state(s)
Transnacionalizmas; Nacionalinis identitetas; Migracija; Valstybė; Nacija; Etniškumas.
Transnationalism; National Identity; Migration; State; Nation; Etnicity.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe sixth chapter presents the research data on Russian speaking minority from 1991, which is compared with the research done in 2013 among the young generation Russians in Klaipėda and Visaginas. It focuses on the interrelation of national, trans-national and supra-national identities and identifications with Lithuania, the European Union and also Russia. Special attention is paid to the dimensions of political, social, ethnic, cultural and linguistic fragmentation of identities defined not only by contemporary globalization and European Union processes but also by administrative policies of the cities of Klaipeda and Visaginas. It is revealed that national identity becomes activated only in certain situations than encountering majoritarian society mainly in the spheres of employment and education. By retaining their cultural identity as Russian but at the same time many of the minority had assumed being situated and puzzled in between loyalties (attachments) to Lithuania, to European Union and also to Russia, because the latter is the country of many citizens’ parents and grandparents. Thus the informants in both cities construct their national identity as individual, situational and fragmented, and also assume constantly drawing on the lines on the borders between several states or entities. It raises tensions and sometimes could be seen as obtaining the features of cultural exclusion. The most popular strategies to cope with the aforementioned situated-ness and tensions is migration, both the internal migration to capital city of Vilnius, and also international migration to the UK and Ireland, or even ‘return’ to Russia. Nevertheless the carrier plans of majority are mainly foreseen to be fulfilled in Lithuania or European Union. Thus besides predominant Lithuanian nation-state identity the EU identity plays a  significant role among the Russian minority, along with increasing individualism and cosmopolitanism. [From the publication]

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