1st Edition

Identities In-Between in East-Central Europe





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ISBN 9780367784393
March 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
306 Pages

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Book Description

This volume addresses the question of ‘identity’ in East-Central Europe. It engages with a specific definition of ‘sub-cultures’ over the period from c. 1900 to the present and proposes novel ways in which the term can be used with the purpose of understanding identities that do not conform to the fixed, standard categories imposed from the top down, such as ‘ethnic group’, ‘majority’ or ‘minority’. Instead, a ‘sub-culture’ is an identity that sits between these categories. It may blend languages, e.g. dialect forms, cultural practices, ethnic and social identifications, or religious affiliations as well as concepts of race and biology that, similarly, sit outside national projects.



Table of Contents

List of contributors





Introduction



by the Editors





Chapter 1: The Fallacy of National Studies



by Tomasz Kamusella





Chapter 2: Hybrid Identity into Ethnic Nationalism. Aromanians in Romania during the 19th Century and the Beginning of the 20th Century



by Steliu Lambru





Chapter 3: Minority Femininity at Intersections: Hungarian Women’s Movements in Interwar Transylvania



by Zsuzsa Bokor





Chapter 4: The Memory of a Hurt Identity: Bucharest’s Jewish Subculture between Fiction and Non-Fiction



by Oana Soare





Chapter 5: The Moldavian Csangos as Subculture: A Case Study in Ethnic, Linguistic, and Cultural Hybridity



by R. Chris Davis





Chapter 6: Nazi Divisions: A Romanian-German ‘Historians’ Dispute’ at the End of the Cold War



by James Koranyi





Chapter 7: Cosmopolitanism as Subculture in the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth



by Simon Lewis





Chapter 8: Internationalist Working-Class Militant Biographies, Identity, and Sub-Culture in Late Russian Poland



by Wiktor Marzec





Chapter 9: The Past That Never Passes and the Future That Never Comes: ‘Palimpsestual’ Identity in Oleksandr Dovzhenko’s Diaries



by Olha Poliukhovych





Chapter 10: ‘Small’ Germans and ‘Half’-Germans in the Baltic Provinces at the Turn of the 20th Century



by Pauls Daija and Benedikts Kalnačs





Chapter 11: A War Experience in a Bilingual Border Region: The Case of the Memel Territory



by Vasilijus Safronovas





Chapter 12: (Mis)Matching Linguistic, Geographical and Ethnic Identities: The Case of the East Frisians



by Temmo Bosse





Chapter 13: Ethnic Identity in Other Nations’ Conflicts: Defining Frisianness in the 1920s



by Nils Langer





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Editor(s)

Biography

Jan Fellerer is Associate Professor in Non-Russian Slavonic Languages and Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford University.



Robert Pyrah is Research Associate at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at Oxford University and Member of the History Faculty.



Marius Turda is Professor in Twentieth Century Central and Eastern European Biomedicine at Oxford Brookes University.