Everyday Nation-Building In The Post-Soviet Space. Methodological Reflections.

Oleksandra Seliverstova, Emilia Pawlusz


This article presents a methodological approach to the study of nation-building in everyday life in the post-Soviet region. Although bottom-up and informal mechanisms of creating identity have been acknowledged in the literature and methodology of nationalism studies, they have seldom been applied to studies in the post-Soviet countries. This article discusses the strengths and limitations of such an approach, using the example of two studies – on consumption and national identity in Ukraine and on music and nation-building in Estonia


post-Soviet space, national identity, informal nation-building, Estonia, Ukraine

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.58036/stss.v8i1.301


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