Circassian National Movement: Emigration, Diaspora, Transnationalism Cover Image

Czerkieski ruch narodowy: emigracja – diaspora – transnacjonalizm
Circassian National Movement: Emigration, Diaspora, Transnationalism

Author(s): Mateusz R. Chudziak
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Circassians; Circassian nationalism; transnationalism; diaspora

Summary/Abstract: The main purpose of this article is to give an account of historical development of Circassian nationalism. Author proposes a modernist and ethno-symbilist perspective in researching national idea of Caucasian ethnic group devided in stalinist USSR as a result of national engeenering, as well as by nineteenth century conquest of Northern Caucasus. The category of 'trans-nationalism' is based on Arjun Appadurai's understending of development of various social and cultural identities in globalising world. The case of Circassians living in North Caucasus and diaspora is viewed in this perspective. Thus, article is a historical and anthropological scope of Circassian nationalism in past two centuries.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 46
  • Page Range: 123-136
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish