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Ethnic Minorities of Central and Eastern Europe in the Internet Space

A Computer-Assisted Content Analysis

Olga Alekseeva and Hans-Georg Heinrich

After the EU-accession of Eastern and Central European countries, the nations and ethnicities in this region face a re-definition of their cultural, social and political roles. Ethnic Minorities of Central and Eastern Europe in the Internet Space deals with the identity formation of twelve ethnic minorities in seven countries along the border of the European Union. Ethnicities in Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia as well as Belarus and Ukraine are considered. The project attempts a new methodological approach to the topic of ethnic identity through a qualitative and quantitative content analysis of the internet resources attributable to ethnic minorities. It consists of two larger parts: the methodology of data collection and the results of data analysis. The data bank of the internet resources provides an overview of the empirical basis of the study.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Alekseeva, Olga, 1976- Ethnic minorities of Central and Eastern Europe in the internet space : a computer-assisted content analysis / Olga Alekseeva, Hans-Georg Heinrich. pages cm Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-3-631-62847-8 — ISBN 978-3-653-03513-1 (E-Book) 1. Minorities— Europe, Central. 2. Minorities—Europe, Eastern. 3. Minorities—Electronic information resources. 4. Ethnicity—Research—Data processing. I. Heinrich, Hans-Georg, 1942- II. Title. DAW1026.A24 2013 305.800943—dc23


ISBN 978-3-631-62847-8 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-03513-1 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-03513-1

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