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Kamusella, Tomasz

Overview
Works: 94 works in 291 publications in 3 languages and 1,991 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: P119.32.E8515, 320.5409438509034
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tomasz Kamusella
The politics of language and nationalism in modern Central Europe by Tomasz Kamusella( Book )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work focuses on the ideological intertwining between Czech, Magyar, Polish and Slovak, and the corresponding nationalisms steeped in these languages
Silesia and Central European nationalisms : the emergence of national and ethnic groups in Prussian Silesia, 1848-1918 by Tomasz Kamusella( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Palgrave handbook of Slavic languages, identities and borders by Tomasz Kamusella( )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Languages are artefacts of culture, meaning they are created by people. They are often used for identity building and maintenance, but in Central and Eastern Europe they became the basis of nation building and national statehood maintenance. The recent split of the Serbo-Croatian language in the wake of the break-up of Yugoslavia amply illustrates the highly politicized role of languages in this region, which is also home to most of the world's Slavic-speakers. This volume presents and analyzes the creation of languages across the Slavophone areas of the world and their deployment for political projects and identity building, mainly after 1989. The overview concludes with a reflection on the recent rise of Slavophone speech communities in Western Europe and Israel. The book brings together renowned international scholars who offer a variety of perspectives from a number of disciplines and sub-fields such as sociolinguistics, socio-political history and language policy, making this book of great interest to historians, sociologists, political scientists and anthropologists interested in Central and Eastern Europe and Slavic Studies"--
The un-Polish Poland, 1989 and the illusion of regained historical continuity by Tomasz Kamusella( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text discusses historical continuities and discontinuities between the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, interwar Poland, the Polish People's Republic, and contemporary Poland. The year 1989 is seen as a clear pointbreak that allowed the Poles and their country to regain a 'natural historical continuity' with the 'Second Republic,' as interwar Poland is commonly referred to in the current Polish national master narrative. In this pattern of thinking about the past, Poland-Lithuania (nowadays roughly coterminous with Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia's Kaliningrad Region and Ukraine) is seen as the 'First Republic.' However, in spite of this 'politics of memory' (Geschichtspolitik) - regarding its borders, institutions, law, language, or ethnic and social makeup - present-day Poland, in reality, is the direct successor to and the continuation of communist Poland.--
The social and political history of Southern Africa's languages( )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first to offer an interdisciplinary and comprehensive reference work on the often-marginalised languages of southern Africa. The authors analyse a range of different concepts and questions, including language and sociality, social and political history, multilingual government, and educational policies. In doing so, they present significant original research, ensuring that the work will remain a key reference point for the subject. This ambitious and wide-ranging edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of southern African languages, sociolinguistics, history and politics. Tomasz Kamusella is Reader at the University of St Andrews, UK. He specializes in language politics and nationalism and has published widely on the topic, including The Palgrave Handbook of Slavic Languages, Identities and Borders (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
Creating languages in Central Europe during the last millennium by Tomasz Kamusella( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Languages are formed into discrete entities, as we know them nowadays, by the technology of writing in the service of power centers, usually state capitals. All the choices made on the way - planned or not - amount to standardization which intensifies as the literate percentage of population increases. Long-lasting extant states and religions decidedly shaped the constellation of written languages across Central Europe. Having emerged in the 10th and 11th centuries, this constellation was dramatically remade during the religious wars and, from the 15th to 17th centuries, by the invention and spread of printing, marking a growing correlation between vernaculars and written languages. After 1918, Central Europe's multiethnic empires were replaced by nation-states, giving rise to the political principle of ethnolinguistic nationalism which holds that the nation-state is legitimate only if it is monolingual and monoscriptural and does not share its official language with another polity. This book provides an overview detailed history and linguistic analysis of how the many languages of Central Europe have developed from the 10th century to the present day, when cyberspace changes the rules of the game"--Publisher
Creating nationality in Central Europe, 1880-1950 : modernity, violence and (be)longing in Upper Silesia by Tomasz Kamusella( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the immediate aftermath of the First World War, Upper Silesia was the site of the largest formal exercise in self-determination in European history, the 1921 Plebiscite. This asked the inhabitants of Europe's second largest industrial region the deceptively straightforward question of whether they preferred to be Germans or Poles, but spectacularly failed to clarify their national identity, demonstrating instead the strength of transnational, regionalist and sub-national allegiances, and of allegiances other than nationality, such as religion. As such Upper Silesia, which was partitioned and re-partitioned between 1922 and 1945, and subjected to Czechization, Germanization, Polonization, forced emigration, expulsion and extermination, illustrates the limits of nation-building projects and nation-building narratives imposed from outside. This book explores a range of topics related to nationality issues in Upper Silesia, putting forward the results of extensive new research. It highlights the flaws at the heart of attempts to shape Europe as homogenously national polities and compares the fate of Upper Silesia with the many other European regions where similar problems occurred
Ethnic cleansing during the Cold War : the forgotten 1989 expulsion of Turks from communist Bulgaria by Tomasz Kamusella( )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On forgetfulness and its perils -- The state of research on the 1989 expulsion -- The 1989 ethnic cleansing through the lens of the international press -- The ethnic cleansing's aftermath and the regime change -- The official coming to terms with the 1989 ethnic cleansing
Nationalisms today( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Szlonzoks and their language : between Germany, Poland and Szlonzokian nationalism by Tomasz Kamusella( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalisms across the globe : an overview of nationalisms in state-endowed and stateless nations( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schlonzska mowa : język, Górny Śląsk i nacjonalizmy = The Szlonzokian language : language, Upper Silesia and nationalisms by Tomasz Kamusella( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in Polish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zbiór artykułów opublikowanych w latach 1998-2005
Central Europe through the lens of language and politics : on the sample maps from the Atlas of language politics in modern Central Europe( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1980s, Central Europe re-emerged as a concept of socio-political analysis in samizdat publications brought out in the region when the Cold War division of the continent into Eastern and Western Europe still stood fast. This concept of a newly found self-definition among Central Europe's literati and dissidents was brought to the wider attention of the West in 1984 by the Czech(oslovak) writer Milan Kundera in his seminal essay published in the New York Review of Books (Kundera 1984). To some it was a revelation that Central Europe could be a world unto itself, while others criticized this concept as a political delusion. More nationally-minded critics also saw it as a tool for a potential renewed German domination over the region. They reiterated how during the First World War Mitteleuropa had been a blueprint for building an economic-cum-political bloc in Central Europe under the joint control of Germany and Austria-Hungary (Naumann 1915). The breakup in 1989 of the Soviet bloc gave a lease of political reality to Central Europe. However, following the 1993 founding of the European Union (EU) the region's freshly postcommunist states applied for membership in this union, seen as a synonym of the West or, more exactly, of Western Europe. The Central European wish to join the European Union was a desire to become part of Western Europe. The curiously changing membership of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) vindicates this view. Founded in 1992 by Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland, the original member states promptly left it when they joined the EU in 2004. Nowadays, CEFTA embraces Albania, Moldova, and the post-Yugoslav states that have not joined the EU yet.--
Nationalisms today( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of language and nationalisms in central Europe during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Tomasz Kamusella( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The multilingual society Vojvodina : intersecting borders, cultures and identities( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ślōnsko godka = The Silesian language by Tomasz Kamusella( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Polish and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O Schlonzsku i nacjonalizmie = On Silesia and nationalism by Tomasz Kamusella( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Polish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schlonzsko : Horní Slezsko, Oberschlesien, Górny Śląsk by Tomasz Kamusella( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Polish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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Kamusella, Tomasz D.I.

Kamusella, Tomasz D. I. 1967-

Kamusella Tomasz Dominik 1967-....

Tomasz Kamusella Polish academic

Tomasz Kamusella polnischer Gelehrter

Tomasz Kamusella polsky sociolingvista, zabývající se nacionalismem

Tomasz Kamusella Pools historicus

Камуселла, Томаш

カムセラ, T. 1967-

Languages
English (150)

Polish (26)

German (2)