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Authors:Glenn Eric Kranking: Department of History, The Ohio State University, USA
Publication title:Borderland Swedes: Minority Politics and Transnational Identification among Estonia’s Swedish Population
Conference:Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:025
Article No.:035
Abstract:Governments use identifications of groups – whether it is state-determined or self-identified – in formulating minority policies; while organizations and individuals often use forms of identification in searching for areas of sameness. In both cases; the classification used affects policies and actions. Identifications based on language; religion; ethnicity; nationality; race; and citizenship create borders in society; but simultaneously offer opportunities to transcend other forms of borders. From the 1870s until the Second World War; Estonia went through four governments; each with its own form of identification – tsarist Russia; independent Estonia; Soviet Estonia; and Nazi Germany. For the Swedish minority living in a borderland; subsequent minority policies shaped the direction of their cultural de¬velopment; but it was the transnational connection with individuals and organizations in Sweden; and later the Swedish government (although the type of identification shifted over time) that transcended political borders and had the greatest impact on the populations cultural development.
Language:English
Year:2007
No. of pages:11
Pages:329-340
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/025/035/ecp072535.pdf
Available:2007-11-27
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Glenn Eric Kranking (2007). Borderland Swedes: Minority Politics and Transnational Identification among Estonia’s Swedish Population, Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=025;article=035 (accessed 10/24/2014)