KLVAŇOVÁ, Radka. ‘The Russians are back’ : Symbolic boundaries and cultural trauma in immigration from the former Soviet Union to the Czech Republic. Ethnicities. SAGE Publications, 2019, vol. 19, No 1, p. 136-155. ISSN 1468-7968. doi:10.1177/1468796817752740.
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Original name ‘The Russians are back’ : Symbolic boundaries and cultural trauma in immigration from the former Soviet Union to the Czech Republic
Name in Czech "Rusové se vracejí" : Symbolické hranice a kulturní trauma v imigraci z bývalého Sovětského svazu do České republiky
Authors KLVAŇOVÁ, Radka (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition Ethnicities, SAGE Publications, 2019, 1468-7968.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50400 5.4 Sociology
Country of publisher United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Impact factor Impact factor: 1.295
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/19:00108782
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468796817752740
UT WoS 000456431300007
Keywords (in Czech) symbolické hranice; kolektivní paměť; kulturní trauma; stigma; přináležení; 1968
Keywords in English Symbolic boundaries; collective memory; cultural trauma; stigma; belonging; 1968
Tags rivok
Tags International impact, Reviewed
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This study contributes to the literature on migration and the construction of the symbolic boundaries of belonging. It explores the neglected topic of the role of collective memory and, in particular, cultural trauma, in the processes of negotiation of the symbolic boundaries between immigrants and the native-born. It does so by studying the case of post-Cold War immigration from three countries of the former Soviet Union—Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia—to the Czech Republic, focusing on immigrants’ experiences of being assigned responsibility for “1968,” the Warsaw Treaty Troops’ military intervention into Czechoslovakia and its subsequent occupation by the Soviet army. Analysis of the narratives of immigrants about their everyday encounters with Czechs advances the understanding of symbolic boundary-making processes by identifying two types of responses the immigrants employ for contesting the stigma of the perpetrators imposed on them in the Czech immigration context. The first involves “differentiation,” which aims at redrawing the symbolic boundaries between perpetrators and victims. The second response involves “individualization,” in which immigrants completely dissociate from the past acts of violence of the Soviet regime. This study offers insight into the micro-politics of nation-building in Central and Eastern Europe.
MUNI/A/1068/2018, interní kód MUName: Migration and Social Inequality: Cultural Sociological Perspectives (Acronym: MIGSI)
Investor: Masaryk University, Category A
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