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Diasporas and Ethnic Migrants: Germany, Israel and Russia in Comparative Perspective / Edition 1

Diasporas and Ethnic Migrants: Germany, Israel and Russia in Comparative Perspective / Edition 1

by Rainer Munz, Rainer Ohliger


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780714652320
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/30/2003
Series: Routledge Studies in Nationalism and Ethnicity Series
Pages: 472
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributorsix
List of Tables, Figures, Maps and Photographsxvi
Part IIntroduction1
1Diasporas and Ethnic Migrants in Twentieth-Century Europe: A Comparative Perspective3
Part IITheoretical and Comparative Perspectives19
2From Diasporas to Migrants, from Migrants to Disaporas21
3Minority Existence in Twentieth-Century Central and Eastern Europe: Between Self and Other?37
4The American Model of Diasporic Discourse56
Part IIIMaking and Unmaking Diasporas: Ethnic Unmixing and Forced Migrations in Twentieth-Century Europe75
5The Spell of the Homogeneous Nation-State: Structural Factors and Agents of Ethnic Cleansing77
6Ethnic Cleansing as an Invention of the Twentieth Century: An Account of Expulsions in Europe98
7Ethnic Migrations of the 1990s from and to the Successor States of the Former Soviet Union: 'Repatriation' or Privileged Migration?112
Part IVRussia and the Post-Soviet Successor States: New Diasporas and Ethnic Migrants129
8The End of an Empire: Migration and the Changing Nationality Composition of the Soviet Successor States131
9The Dissolution of the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Ethnic Migration: The Return of Diasporas?155
10Returning Home? Approaches to Repatriation and Migrant Resettlement in Post-Soviet Russia173
11Social Citizenship and Non-Migration: The Immobility of the Russian Diaspora in the Baltics188
12Today's Politics and Yesterday's Embitterments: Ethnic Restructuring and its Aftermath in the Baltic States206
13The Russian-Speaking Identity under the Latvian Language Policy221
14Russians Abroad: Citizenship and Political Community in Estonia and Kazakhstan238
Part VGermany: Ethnic Migration and Diaspora Existence in Transition259
15Ethnic Germans in Central and Eastern Europe and their Return to Germany261
16Young Ethnic German Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union: German Language Proficiency and its Impact on Integration272
17The Politicization of Ethnic German Immigrants: The Transformation of State Priorities289
18Who Organizes? The Political Opportunity Structure of Co-Ethnic Migrant Mobilization305
Part VIIsrael: Old Diasporas and New Immigrants325
19Immigration and Ethnicity in Israel: Returning Diaspora and Nation-Building327
20Integration and Social Dynamic of Ethnic Migration: The Jews from the Former Soviet Union in Israel338
21The Russian Language as a Base Factor: The Formation of the Russian Community in Israel355
22A Case Study in Transnationalism: Russian Jewish Immigrants in Israel of the 1990s370
23The End of 'Normality': The Diasporization of Israel?385

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