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The Resource Russian speakers in post-Soviet Latvia : discursive identity strategies, Ammon Cheskin

Russian speakers in post-Soviet Latvia : discursive identity strategies, Ammon Cheskin

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Russian speakers in post-Soviet Latvia : discursive identity strategies
Title
Russian speakers in post-Soviet Latvia
Title remainder
discursive identity strategies
Statement of responsibility
Ammon Cheskin
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A theoretical and empirical study of discourse among Russian-speakers in Latvia. The political shocks of the 2014 Ukrainian crisis have been felt in many former Soviet countries, not least Latvia, where over 35% of the population are native Russian speakers. At a time when analysts and commentators are unsure about Russia's future plans to intervene on behalf of their 'compatriots', this study provides a detailed political and cultural analysis of Russian-speaking identity in Latvia. By using Russian-speakers in Latvia as a specific case study, this volume also offers a fresh methodological approach to the study of discourses and discursive strategies. It outlines a coherent methodology to study the evolution of discourses over time, rather than a single de-contextualized and static time period. Drawing on media analysis, elite interviews, focus groups and survey data, Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia situates the identity strategies of Russian speakers within the political, cultural, and economic transformations of the post-Soviet era. By assessing political, cultural, and economic links with their home state (Latvia) and their potential kin-state (Russia), it offers important insights into the complex identity positions of Latvia's Russian speakers, and how these positions have evolved in Latvia since the late Soviet period. In a time when many will question the loyalty of Russian speakers to their various 'host states' this book provides a timely, scholarly account of ethnic politics in Latvia. It also offers a methodological framework that allows for the mapping of trends in discursive strategies, exploring how they evolve through time. Key Features Uses focus-group interviews, elite interviews, survey data and critical discourse analysis to focus study discourses Features a case study of Russian speakers in Latvia to add to the debate surrounding the status of Russian speakers outside Russia Focuses on the temporally contingent nature of discourse - discussing discursive change and the possibility that a discourse can exist
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JSTOR
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Cheskin, Ammon
Dewey number
306.442917104796
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PG2074.75
LC item number
.C54 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Russian language and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russian language
  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Latvia
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Ethnic relations
  • Russian language
  • Latvia
  • Russen
  • Identitätsentwicklung
  • Russisch
  • Latvija
Label
Russian speakers in post-Soviet Latvia : discursive identity strategies, Ammon Cheskin
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-223) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Discourse, memory, and identity -- Latvian state and nation-building -- Russian-language media and identity formation -- Examining Russian-speaking identity from below -- The "democratisation of history" and generational change -- The primacy of politics? Political discourse and identity formation -- The Russian Federation and Russian-speaking identity in Latvia -- A bright future?
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947001896
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Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 230 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474418539
Lccn
2015298167
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustrations
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22573/ctt19zcpxt
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)947001896
Label
Russian speakers in post-Soviet Latvia : discursive identity strategies, Ammon Cheskin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-223) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Discourse, memory, and identity -- Latvian state and nation-building -- Russian-language media and identity formation -- Examining Russian-speaking identity from below -- The "democratisation of history" and generational change -- The primacy of politics? Political discourse and identity formation -- The Russian Federation and Russian-speaking identity in Latvia -- A bright future?
Control code
947001896
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 230 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474418539
Lccn
2015298167
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt19zcpxt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)947001896

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