Crimean Tatar identity in the context fo the Russian annexation of 2014

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Crimean Tatar identity in the context fo the Russian annexation of 2014

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: Crimean Tatar identity in the context fo the Russian annexation of 2014
Author: Baglin Pravnik, Zoé
Issue Date: 2018-12
Keywords: Crimean Tatar identity
Russian annexation
Crimean Tatar resistance
Identity politics
Ethnic minority identity
Ethnic mobilisation
Abstract: The Crimean Tatar identity has been under a major threat since the Russian annexation of Crimea which took place in 2014. Accounts of human right violations have been reported on several occasions. This thesis looks at Crimean Tatar resistance and opposition in response to pro-Russian discrimination and oppression. This is done by firstly examining key historical periods of Crimean Tatar activism and political movements in relation to their history of discrimination by the Russians. Theories on the construction of identities in ethnic minorities are then linked to the current state of Crimean activism. This thesis finds that Crimean Tatar unity in activism is shaped by a shared history of repression which corresponds to the concept of cultural politics. The Crimean Homeland has also played an important role in forging the Crimean Tatar identity and has contributed to solidifying Crimean Tatar resistance.
Supervisor: Frear, Matthew
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Russian Studies (Bachelor)
Specialisation: Russian Studies
ECTS Credits: 10
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/52165
 

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