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Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Eriksonas, Linas
Title: Išeivijos diskursas ir tapatybės paieškos
Other Title: Emigration discourse and the quest for identity
Is part of: OIKOS: lietuvių migracijos ir diasporos studijos, 2006, nr. 1, p. 24-28
Date: 2006
Abstract: The article considers the current upsurge in emigration discourse in contemporary Lithuania and explains this phenomena by relating it to a society-wide quest for national identity. The author argues that interest in emigration and national identity-building are two interconnected issues. The article explains that by examining ever-changing attitudes towards emigration one can recognize mirroring patterns in national identity. An example is provided of a rare Soviet propaganda newsreel from 1968 which addressed the issue of the return of Lithuanian emigrants to their homeland: the documentary is analysed here as a narrative which provides an insight into the soul-searching state of Soviet identity in late 1960s. The article concludes with preliminary remarks concerning the impact of Soviet emigration discourse on views on emigration and homeland in post-communist Lithuania.
Appears in Collections:OIKOS: lietuvių migracijos ir diasporos studijos 2006, nr. 1

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