Strategies of making and unmaking ethnic boundaries: Evidence on the Laz of Turkey

  title={Strategies of making and unmaking ethnic boundaries: Evidence on the Laz of Turkey},
  author={Ayşe Serdar},
  pages={335 - 369}
  • A. Serdar
  • Published 1 April 2019
  • Sociology
  • Ethnicities
The main aim of this article is to explore different strategies of boundary making and unmaking by a minority ethnic group. I apply the theories of “boundary work” and constructivist understanding of ethnicity and nationhood to the case of the Laz, one of the autochthons of the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey. I analyze two main strategies—boundary crossing and contraction—in the context of three sets of encounters and interactions, with Turks/Turkishness, people of Black Sea—Karadenizli—and… 
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