History and memory in the 'return' of the descendents of Latvian and Estonian refugees to the Baltic: A survey

Skerrett, D. M. (2008) History and memory in the 'return' of the descendents of Latvian and Estonian refugees to the Baltic: A survey. Journal of Baltic Studies, 39 1: 39-56. doi:10.1080/01629770801908721


Author Skerrett, D. M.
Title History and memory in the 'return' of the descendents of Latvian and Estonian refugees to the Baltic: A survey
Journal name Journal of Baltic Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0162-9778
1751-7877
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01629770801908721
Open Access Status
Volume 39
Issue 1
Start page 39
End page 56
Total pages 18
Editor Smith, D. J.
Place of publication London, UK
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject C1
200208 Migrant Cultural Studies
950504 Understanding Europe's Past
Abstract A survey was conducted of a number of younger generation members of Estonian and Latvian emigre communities (11 and 16 subjects, respectively) who had 'returned' to the ancestral homeland, to determine the reasons for their decision. A detailed questionnaire was provided for the respondents. Attempts were made to ascertain the subjects' level of 'Latvianness' or 'Estonianness' and their emotional commitment to their new-found homeland. While the small sample may not provide definitive answers, the study gives richly suggestive insights into the thought processes and motivations of these young Baltic people.
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A survey was conducted of a number of younger generation members of Estonian and Latvian émigré communities (11 and 16 subjects, respectively) who had 'returned' to the ancestral homeland, to determine the reasons for their decision. A detailed questionnaire was provided for the respondents. Attempts were made to ascertain the subjects' level of 'Latvianness' or 'Estonianness' and their emotional commitment to their new-found homeland. While the small sample may not provide definitive answers, the study gives richly suggestive insights into the thought processes and motivations of these young Baltic people.
Keyword Diaspora
memory
exile
trauma
Estonia
Latvia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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