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Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia: Discursive Identity Strategies

Ammon Cheskin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748697434
eISBN:
9781474418539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697434.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

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 ... More


A Bright Future?

Ammon Cheskin

in Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia: Discursive Identity Strategies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748697434
eISBN:
9781474418539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697434.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This final chapter ties together the preceding analysis and offers some general conclusions. It notes how, despite significant discursive challenges, Russian speakers have been remarkably proficient ... More


The State People and Their Minorities: Rebirth of a National State with a Minority Problem

Dace Dzenovska

in School of Europeanness: Tolerance and Other Lessons in Political Liberalism in Latvia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501716836
eISBN:
9781501716867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716836.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 2 considers whether and how Latvians took up lessons in political liberalism with regard to the most important issue at the foundation of the post-Soviet Latvian state, that is, how to handle ... More


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