London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Ethnic identity and social adaptation in different culture spheres for different ethnical groups

Author(s) Plotka, I. et al  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2008  
Editor A. Ross & P. Cunningham, Reflecting on Identities: Research, Practice and Innovation  
Age group -  
This paper reports on research that measures the social adaptation of Russians in Latvia and of Latvians in Russia. It assesses the ethnic identity of Russians and Latvians in their own and each other’s counties. Significant differences in the structure and levels of social adaptation Russians are found, and in the structure and levels of ethnic identity. The character of intercommunication along the scale of ethnic identity and the scale of social adaptation differs between Latvians from Russia and Russians from Latvia. The paper concludes that the direction of the development of ethnic tolerance of Russians from Latvia and of Latvians from Latvia and Russia is changing positively.

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