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.
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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