The present article offers a discussion of the challenges of identity construction among the Tatars of Soverign Tatarstan by highlighting the importance of collective memory in reconstructing identity in the post-colonial context. Its conclusions point to the particularly prominent role most Tatars assign to language and religion not only in identity construction, but in resurrecting and consolidating statehood as well.
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Research Article| December 01 1999
History, collective memory and identity: the Tatars of sovereign Tatarstan
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (1999) 32 (4): 379–396.
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Azode-Ayse Rorlich; History, collective memory and identity: the Tatars of sovereign Tatarstan. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 December 1999; 32 (4): 379–396. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0967-067X(99)00020-3
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