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Staying at Home : Identities, Memories and Social Networks of Kazakhstani Germans.

Author: Rita Sanders
Publisher: New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2016.
Series: Integration and conflict studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite economic growth in Kazakhstan, more than 80 per cent of Kazakhstan's ethnic Germans have emigrated to Germany to date. Disappointing experiences of the migrants, along with other aspects of life in Germany, have been transmitted through transnational networks to ethnic Germans still living in Kazakhstan. Consequently, Germans in Kazakhstan today feel more alienated than ever from their 'historic homeland.'  Read more...
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Sanders, Rita.
Staying at Home : Identities, Memories and Social Networks of Kazakhstani Germans.
New York, NY : Berghahn Books, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Sanders
ISBN: 9781785331930 1785331930
OCLC Number: 960163775
Description: 1 online resource (270 pages).
Contents: Staying at Home ; Table of Contents ; List of Maps, Figures and Tables ; Acknowledgements; Note on Transliteration ; Introduction; PART I Memories, Histories and€Life€Stories ; Chapter 1 Memories and Histories ; Chapter 2 The Enmeshment of Identities and Life Stories ; PART II Nationality, Power and€Change ; Chapter 3 Assessing Nationality ; Chapter 4 Everyday Nationality in€the€Kazakh Nation State ; PART III Non-Migrants' Social Ties ; Chapter 5 Relations in the Locality ; Chapter 6 Disruption in the Transnational Social Field. PART IV The Effect of Two States' Policies of 'Germanness' on€Kazakhstani Germans Chapter 7 Changing Transnational Institutions ; Chapter 8 The Divergent Ethnic Policies of Kazakhstan and Germany ; Conclusion Germans at Home in Kazakhstan ; References; Appendix; Index.
Series Title: Integration and conflict studies.

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This book explores the interplay of those memories, social networks and state policies which play a role in the 'construction' of a Kazakhstani German identity. Based on extensive ethnographic  Read more...

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