Nation-building in the context of post-communist transformation and globalization : the case of Estonia
- Raivo Vetik (ed.).
- Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, c2012.
- Physical description
- 328 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
- Baltische Studien zur Erziehungs- und Sozialwissenschaft ; Bd. 24.
- Vetik, Raivo, 1957-
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Contents: Raivo Vetik: Introduction: Estonian Nation-Building in the Double Context of Post-Communist Transformation and Globalization - Raivo Vetik: Estonian ethnic policy after regaining independence - Marek Tamm: Conflicting Communities of Memory. War Monuments and Monument Wars in Contemporary Estonia - Rein Ruutsoo/Mari-Liis Jakobson/Leif Kalev: Segmented Civil Society as Challenge for Democracy: The Russophone Minority in Estonia - Mari-Liis Jakobson/Leif Kalev/Rein Ruutsoo: Becoming Postnational? Citizen Discourses among Estonia's Transnationals and Multiculturals - Marti Taru: The Promise and Contribution of Youth Work to Cross-Cultural Integration - Maaris Raudsepp: Positional suffering and semiotic freedom: Russian-speakers in Estonia - Jueri Kruusvall/Maaris Raudsepp: Perspectives of Interethnic Relations in Different Contact Conditions - Gerli Nimmerfeldt: Ethnic and Civic Identities of Russian Youth in Estonia - Jennie L. Schulze: Shattering the Glass Ceiling. Russian Perspectives on Integration in Estonia - Raivo Vetik/Leif Kalev/Gerli Nimmerfeldt: Conclusions.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- This volume is devoted to the relationship between political and social dimensions of nation-building in Estonia. The authors of the volume analyse the Estonian nation-building since 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed and Estonia regained independence, in the context of post-communist transformation and globalization. Such a double macro-historical change has brought about highly polarized views in society between the ethnic Estonian and Russian-speaking communities on a number of key aspects of nationbuilding, like ethnic policy, meaning of national integration etc. The volume argues that national integration can progress only via formation of a unifying citizen identity in Estonia, embedded within democratic political processes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Baltische Studien zur Erziehungs- und Sozialwissenschaft, 1434-8748 ; Bd. 24
- 9783631635247 (hbk.)
- 3631635249 (hbk.)