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Diasporas and Ethnic Migrants
Germany, Israel and Russia in Comparative Perspective

ISBN 9780203486276
Published August 2, 2004 by Routledge
472 Pages

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Book Description

This work adopts a comparative approach to explore interrelations between two phenomena which, so far, have rarely been examined and analysed together, namely the dynamics of diaspora and minority formation in Central and Eastern Europe on the one hand, and the diaspora migration on the other.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: diasporas and ethnic migrants in 20th century Europe - a comparative perspective, Rainer Ohliger and Rainer Munz. Part 2 Theoretical and comparative perspectives: from diasporas to migrants, from migrants to diasporas, Gabriel Sheffer; minority existence in 20th-century central and eastern Europe -between self and other?, Rainer Ohliger; the American model of diasporic discourse, Khachig Toloyan. Part 3 Making and unmaking diasporas - ethnic unmixing and forced migrations in 20th-century Europe: the spell of the homogeneous nation-state -structural factors and agents of ethnic cleansing, Philipp Ther; ethnic cleansing as an invention of the 20th century - an account of expulsions in Europe, Karl Schlogel; ethnic migrations of the 1990s from and to the successor states of the former Soviet Union - repatriation or privileged migration?, Anne de Tinguy. Part 4 Russia and the post-Soviet successor states - new diasporas and ethnic migrants: the end of an empire - migration and the changing nationality composition of the Soviet successor states, Tim Heleniak; the dissolution of the Soviet Union and post-Soviet ethnic migration - the return of diasporas?, Anatoly Vishnevsky; returning home? approaches to repatriation and migrant resettlement in post-Soviet Russia, Moya Flynn; social citizenship and non-migration - the immobility of the Russian diaspora in the Baltics, Wim van Meurs; today's politics and yesterday's embitterments -ethnic restructuring and its aftermath in the Baltic states, Dovile Budryte; the Russian-speaking identity under the Latvian language policy, Jekaterina Dorodnova; Russians abroad - citizenship and political community in Estonia and Kazakhstan, Jacqueline McLaren-Miller. Part 5 Germany - ethnic migration and diaspora existence in transition: ethnic Germans in central and eastern Europe and their return to Germany, Rainer Munz; young ethnic German immigrants from the former Soviet Union -German language proficiency and its impact on integration, Heike Roll; the politicization of ethnic German immigrants - the transformation of state priorities, Daniel Levy; who organizes? the political opportunity structure of co-ethnic migrant mobilization, Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels. Part 6 Israel - old diasporas and new immigrants; immigration and ethnicity in Israel - returning diaspora and nation-building, Moshe Semyonov and Noah Lewin-Epstein; integration and social dynamic of ethnic migration - the Jews from the former Soviet Union in Israel, William Berthomiere; the Russian language as a base factor - the formation of the Russian community in Israel, Marina Niznik; a case study in transnationalism - Russian Jewish immigrants in Israel of the 1990s, Larissa I. Remennik; the end of normality? - the diasporization of Israel?, William Safran.

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Munz, Rainer; Ohliger, Rainer