Edited By Sarah Smyth and Conny Opitz
Acknowledgements ix List of tables and figures xi List of maps xvii Sarah Smyth Introduction 1 Part 1 Identity options 19 Irina Zak and Arie Cohen Explicit/implicit acculturation and adaptation among Russian immigrant teachers in Israel 21 Martin Ehala and Anastassia Zabrodskaja Ethnolinguistic vitality of ethnic groups in the Baltic countries 45 Mikhail A. Molchanov Russian national identity: old traumas and new challenges 87 Part 2 Identities in the making 109 Svetlana Eriksson Who are you? Cultural associations in (self-)othering and cultural identity negotiation among Russian-speaking adolescents from Russia and Latvia in Ireland 111 vi Claudia Zbenovich The Russian-Jewish babushka in Israel: discourse analysis of a cultural phenomenon 141 Galina Nikiporets-Takigawa Digital debates on Soviet memory in the national identity construction of post-Soviet migrants 163 German Mendzheritskiy and Ekaterina Bagreeva Should we speak Russian? Everyday practice of Russian-speaking migrants in Germany and Norway 183 Part 3 Identities lost and found 201 Sari Pöyhönen Language and ethnicity lost and found: multiple identities of Ingrian Finnish teachers in Russia 203 Dionysios Zoumpalidis Russian language – Greek identity: a sociolinguistic approach to the Pontic Greek community in Russia 227 Sholpan Zharkynbekova and Baurzhan Bokayev Global transformations in Kazakhstani society and problems of ethno-linguistic identification 247 Jasmine Dum-Tragut Striving for linguistic independence? The Armenian language in post-Soviet Armenia: language policy and language planning 279 vii Notes on Contributors 303 Bibliography 307 Index 329 Index of ethnic groups, people and places 337
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