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The proccesses of ethnic differentation in Slovenia: confronting the perceptions

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.03.00  Social sciences  Sociology   

Code Science Field
S220  Social sciences  Cultural anthropology, ethnology 
ethnicity and nationalism, national minorities, norms of minority protection, ethnic differentiation, ethnic boundaries
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Researchers (12)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  15173  PhD Alenka Janko Spreizer  Humanities  Researcher  2002 - 2004  273 
2.  01965  PhD Boris Jesih  Ethnic studies  Researcher  2002 - 2004  415 
3.  06605  PhD Vera Klopčič  Culturology  Researcher  2002 - 2004  501 
4.  17348  Jana Kranjec Menaše    Researcher  2002 - 2004  90 
5.  06164  PhD Samo Kristen  Historiography  Researcher  2002 - 2004  128 
6.  17349  Sonja Kurinčič Mikuž    Researcher  2002 - 2004  30 
7.  17350  Marinka Lazić    Researcher  2002 - 2003  15 
8.  01970  PhD Sonja Novak-Lukanović  Linguistics  Researcher  2002 - 2003  515 
9.  04663  Janez Stergar  Historiography  Researcher  2002 - 2004  952 
10.  07655  PhD Irena Šumi  Criminology and social work  Head  2002 - 2004  393 
11.  03372  Nada Vilhar    Researcher  2002 - 2004  169 
12.  11485  PhD Natalija Vrečer  Educational studies  Researcher  2002 - 2004  207 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
2.  0507  Institute for Ethnic Studies  Ljubljana  5051517000  4,502 
For decades, it is the standard assumption in the various public spheres in Slovenia, as well as in the specialised ethnic studies, that Slovenia is a ethnically homogeneous, and therefore, unproblematic national space. This contention is further backed by the predominant research attitude within the nearly eight decades old special tradition of the so-called "Slovenian national question". This particular brand of ethnic studies insists on such identification of its research object as is in accord with state and legal definitions of "ethnic units", e.g. national minorities (Hungarians, Italians, Slovenians in neighbouring states) and other "autochthonous" communities (the Roma and Sinti). Until recently, this research, firmly grounded in affirmative nationalism, concerned itself with documenting the formal, organisational and politically representative aspects of these communities, and sought to evaluate the effects of national policies of normative protection. Quite excluded remained the actual, ongoing processes of ethnic diversifications in Slovenia, which are, especially in post-1991 Slovenia, marked by the presence of large numbers of people from ex-Yugoslav federal republics, the growing economic immigration of diverse provenance, and it most recent time, the refugees and asylum seekers from Near Eastern and African countries.
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