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- One Homeland or Two?
- Alexander C. Diener
- 08 January 2018 Alexander C. Diener
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Rted by the leaders of a new post Soviet nation the first ever country named after them and facing a newly urbanized somewhat Russianized and culturally Sovietized homeland Mongolia's Kazakhs have had to figure out whether they can be better Kazakhs in Kazakhstan or in Mongolia and then how much they identify as Kazakhstanis and how much as Mongolian
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How do ethnicity and notions of a traditional homeland interact in shaping a community's values and images As Alexander C Diener shows in One Homeland or Two the answer even in a diaspora is far from a simple harking back to the old countryDiener's research focuses on the complex case of the Kazakhs of Mongolia Pushed out of the Soviet Union then cou
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S Diener brings a battery of social science methodology to bear on this especially intensive fieldwork in both Kazakhstan and Mongolia In the end he illustrates the complexity and dynamism of this multigenerational diasporic community while demonstrating that the link between identity and place despite the effects of globalization is far from eroding