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Christian Promitzer, Klaus-Jürgen Hermanik, Eduard Staudinger (Eds.)
(Hidden) Minorities
Language and Ethnic Identity between Central Europe and the Balkans
Reihe: Studies on South East Europe
Bd. 5, 2009, 304 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-50096-0

This book asks why several ethnic and linguistic groups in Central Europe and the Balkans have not yet been legally recognized as national minorities. Some of these hidden minorities have not developed an intellectual elite that can visibly present their identity and claims to the majority population. Other groups are deliberately concealing their existence and language for reasons of self-protection. The chapters in this volume address the everyday mechanisms of hiding and being hidden in the transition zone of these two European regions.

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