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Everyday Nation-Building In The Post-Soviet Space
Everyday Nation-Building In The Post-Soviet Space

Methodological Reflections

Author(s): Oleksandra Seliverstova, Emilia Pawlusz
Subject(s): Politics, Nationalism Studies, Post-Communist Transformation
Published by: Rahvusvaheliste ja Sotsiaaluuringute Instituut ja Riigiteaduste Instituut
Keywords: post-Soviet space; national identity; informal nation-building; Estonia; Ukraine;

Summary/Abstract: This article presents a methodological approach to the study of nation-building in everyday life in the post-Soviet region. Although bottom-up and informal mechanisms of creating identity have been acknowledged in the literature and methodology of nationalism studies, they have seldom been applied to studies in the post-Soviet countries. This article discusses the strengths and limitations of such an approach, using the example of two studies – on consumption and national identity in Ukraine and on music and nation-building in Estonia.

  • Issue Year: VIII/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 69-86
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English