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Constructing GrievanceEthnic Nationalism in Russia's Republics$
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Elise Giuliano

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780801447457

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801447457.001.0001

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Supporting National Sovereignty in Tatarstan

Supporting National Sovereignty in Tatarstan

Chapter:
(p.91) 4 Supporting National Sovereignty in Tatarstan
Source:
Constructing Grievance
Author(s):

Giuliano Elise

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801447457.003.0004

This chapter examines the processes that gave rise to mass nationalism by focusing on the experience of Tatarstan, where the people supported the opposition nationalist movement to a greater degree than in other Russian republics. It first considers the increase in social mobility for Tatars throughout the Soviet era, along with their representation in urban labor markets. It then explores how Tatar ethnic entrepreneurs framed issues of Tatar occupational underrepresentation compared to Russians, showing that Tatars were socioeconomically subordinate and victims within their own republic. It also describes how nationalists attracted support to a program that called for replacing an inegalitarian status quo with state sovereignty. The chapter concludes by discussing how Tatar nationalists were able to generate popular support for their nationalist cause by constructing an ethnonational grievance.

Keywords:   nationalism, Tatarstan, social mobility, Tatars, labor markets, ethnic entrepreneurs, sovereignty, popular support, Russians

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