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Mixed Messages: Mediating Native Belonging in Asian Russia

Kathryn E. Graber


Focusing on language and media in Asian Russia, particularly in Buryat territories, this book engages debates about the role of minority media in society, alternative visions of modernity, and the impact of media on everyday language use. The book demonstrates that language and the production, circulation, and consumption of media are practices by which residents of the region perform and negotiate competing possible identities. What languages should be used in newspapers, magazines, or radio and television broadcasts? Who should produce them? What kinds of publics are and are not possible thr ... More

Keywords: Asian Russia, Buryat territories, minority media, society, modernity, everyday language use, belonging, ethnolinguistic identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501750502
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501750502.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathryn E. Graber, author
Indiana University