A local group in search for identity (Izhma-Komi
dynamics of cultural transformations)


Kim Kh. Tsh.

Institute of Russian studies, Hangkuk University of foreign languages, Seoul, Republic of Korea realarina@mail.ru

Shabayev Yu.P.

Ethnography Department, Institute of Language, Literature and History, Komi Science Center, Ural Branch, Russian academy of sciences, Syktyvkar, Russia shabaev.hist@mail.komisc.ru

Istomin K.V.

Ethnography Department, Institute of Language, Literature and History, Komi science Center, Ural Branch, Russian academy of sciences, Syktyvkar, Russia kistomin@naver.com

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Kim Kh. Tsh., Shabayev Yu.P., Istomin K.V. A local group in search for identity (Izhma-Komi: dynamics of cultural transformations). Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 8. P. 85-92




Abstract

The paper analyzes identification process and identity patterns among the Izhma-Komi, the Northern-most group of Komi people. This group has economic, cultural and linguistic traits that differentiate it from other groups of Komi people. Basing on the results of several surveys the authors have carried out targeting the Izhma Komi over the last decade, the paper reconstructs identification process in this period and contrasts it to the same processes of other local groups, for example, Pomors.


Keywords
Izhma-Komi; ethnic group; local group; identity; identification
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