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The census as a topic in the Tatar-language press


Suleymanova, Dilyara (2010). The census as a topic in the Tatar-language press. Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the post-Soviet space, (4):370-382.

Abstract

Dilyara Suleymanova’s article reconstructs the discourse on the recent population census in the Tatar-language press in Tatarstan. As she shows, the census, which offered 130 options of self-determination for representatives of the cumulative group of “Tatars,” stimulated a wave of political mobilization in the Tatar press around the threat of the imperial policy of disassociating the Tatar national body. The rhetoric of the Tatar press noticeably differed
from that of the Russian-language press published in Tatarstan: it evoked anti-imperial tropes, heavily relied on historical and cultural (especially linguistic) arguments and addressed the danger of internal “pluralism” within the “Tatar nation” (the possibility of freely choosing one’s identity; the priority of individual interpretations of identity over collective ones; etc.). The two most actively discussed external and internal threats analyzed in the article are the so-called Kriashen (baptized Tatars) problem and the Tatar–Bashkir conflict.

Dilyara Suleymanova’s article reconstructs the discourse on the recent population census in the Tatar-language press in Tatarstan. As she shows, the census, which offered 130 options of self-determination for representatives of the cumulative group of “Tatars,” stimulated a wave of political mobilization in the Tatar press around the threat of the imperial policy of disassociating the Tatar national body. The rhetoric of the Tatar press noticeably differed
from that of the Russian-language press published in Tatarstan: it evoked anti-imperial tropes, heavily relied on historical and cultural (especially linguistic) arguments and addressed the danger of internal “pluralism” within the “Tatar nation” (the possibility of freely choosing one’s identity; the priority of individual interpretations of identity over collective ones; etc.). The two most actively discussed external and internal threats analyzed in the article are the so-called Kriashen (baptized Tatars) problem and the Tatar–Bashkir conflict.

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
790 Sports, games & entertainment
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:07 Mar 2011 10:08
Last Modified:04 May 2016 09:39
Publisher:Redaktsiya Zhurnala Ab Imperio
Related URLs:http://abimperio.net

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