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Title Defining Latvia : recent explorations in history, culture, and politics / edited by Michael Loader, Siobhán Hearne, and Matthew Kott
Published Budapest ; Vienna ; New York : Central European University Press, 2022
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Contents List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Latvia and Latvian identity in historical perspective / Siobhán Hearne -- Mapping Latwija: Matīss Siliņš and Latvian cartographic publishing in the 1890s / Catherine Gibson -- The Sokolowski Affair: testing the limits of cultural autonomy in interwar Latvia / Christina Douglas & Per Bolin -- More than a means to an end: Pērkonkrusts's antisemitism and attacks on democracy, 1932-1934 / Paula Oppermann -- "My home and my family are now our regiment": national belonging and familial feelings in Latvian units during World War II / Harry C. Merritt -- The economic program of the Latvian National Communists: myth or reality? / Daina Bleiere -- Latvia goes rogue: language politics and Khrushchev's 1958 Soviet education reform / Michael Loader -- Latvian photography of the 1960s between art and censorship / Ekaterina Vikulina -- Onwards and upwards! mainstreaming radical right Populism in contemporary Latvia / Daunis Auers -- Gaming the system: far-Right entryism in post-Soviet Latvian politics / Matthew Kott -- Glossary of archives -- About the contributors -- Index
Summary "In just over a century, Latvia has transitioned from imperial periphery to nation-state, then Soviet republic, and finally following the collapse of the Soviet Union to an independent republic. Defining Latvia brings together the latest research on the multiple social, political, and cultural contexts of Latvia throughout this turbulent period. Its ten chapters are written by leading political scientists, historians, and area studies specialists from across Europe and North America. The volume moves beyond an exclusively political context to incorporate a variety of social and cultural perspectives, ranging from the experiences of Latvian mapmakers in the Russian Empire, to the participation of Latvians in the Wehrmacht and Red Army during World War II, Latvian national communism, and the development of extremist politics following Latvia's accession to the European Union. Other chapters address developing trends in the fields of history and political science, including the history of antisemitism, memory, language politics, photography, and political extremism. Based on the book's temporal span from the nineteenth century to the present, the authors and editors of Defining Latvia understand the construction of Latvian identity as a continuous and interconnected process across significant political and ideological ruptures"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Nation-building -- Latvia -- History -- 20th century
Ethnic relations.
HISTORY / Europe / Baltic States
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
Latvia -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century
Latvia -- History -- 20th century
Latvia -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Latvia -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Hearne, Siobhán, editor, writer of introduction.
Kott, Matthew, 1974- editor, author.
Loader, Michael, editor, author.
LC no. 2021061464
ISBN 9633864461