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The Estonian song celebration (Laulupidu) as an instrument of language policy
ABSTRACT There is an established body of literature surveying the role of language policy in identity construction. This paper exposes an angle that has been understudied. It suggests that nationalExpand
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“Scandinavia’s best-kept secret.”† Tourism promotion, nation-branding, and identity construction in Estonia (with a free guided tour of Tallinn Airport)
This article surveys the official narrative on representation of Estonian identity and Estonianness through the tourism strategy implemented by Estonia from 2007 to 2015. Gathering material fromExpand
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Ethno-Nationalism Revisited? A Journey Through the New Estonian National Museum ( Eesti Rahva Muuseum )
This chapter examines the attempt of the Estonian state to reconcile itself with its Soviet past, and bring together the different ethnic groups that inhabit the country. Estonian National Museum.Expand
Language as an Object of National Passion: Reflections from Estonia
This chapter explores the role of emotions and affective practices for language beliefs, acquisition and practices. It argues that affective orientations towards language comprise an important partExpand
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The Power of Song. Nonviolent National Culture in the Baltic Singing Revolution
The publication of this book marksthe25th anniversary of the Singing Revolution, a non-violent resistance movement that took hold in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the late 1980s and early 1990s....
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Everyday nation-building In the post-Soviet space: methodological reflections
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 beenExpand
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