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%T Identificational Integration of Second Generation Russians in Estonia
%A Nimmerfeldt, Gerli
%J Studies of Transition States and Societies
%N 1
%P 25-35
%V 1
%D 2009
%@ 1736-8758
%~ Tallinn University Institute of Political Science and Governance
%> https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-366627
%X "This article takes a look at integration processes of second generation Russian youth in Estonia at identity
level which is often referred to as identificational integration. The focus is set on two dimensions of
the identificational integration: identification with one’s own ethnic group and identification with
the majority group in host country. First the role and place of identity in theoretical approaches to
integration processes is explored. The second task of the article is to demonstrate the shortcomings
of widespread theories and commonly used research instruments for studying the identificational
integration. For that purpose the hypotheses on identificational integration that stem from literature
and presume that national level belongingness either replaces or replenishes ethnic identity are put on
test. The analysis is based on both survey data and follow-up face-to-face interviews conducted with
18-35 year old Russians born in Estonia to parents of whom at least one have migrated to Estonia during
Soviet times. Conducted analysis on ethnic identity of Russian youth and their sense of belonging to
the majority group reveal a need for an enhanced approach to conceptualising and operationalising the
identity level integration processes." (author's abstract)
%G en
%9 Zeitschriftenartikel
%W GESIS - http://www.gesis.org
%~ SSOAR - http://www.ssoar.info