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Демографске компоненте националног идентитета
Тhe Demographic Components of National Identity

Author(s): Nada Raduški
Subject(s): Recent History (1900 till today), Politics and religion, Demography and human biology, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Politics and Identity, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: national identity; nationalities; demographic research; mother tongue; religion;

Summary/Abstract: The end of the twentieth century can be characterized as the “a time of nationalism” having in mind the awakening of ethnicity and “explosion” of national identity of many ethnic communities. During this period, which is characterized by radical socio-political and socio-economic changes, as well as the strengthening of nationalism in many countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, in Serbia has been an “awakening” of the national consciousness of the majority nationalities, as well as many members of ethnic minorities. This had resulted in a change of national affiliation which is particularly reflected on ethno-statistical and demographic data, thus on population dynamics of many nationalities, as well as change of ethnic structure of population of Serbia. The paper will be based on the results of population censuses and it will show how the members of certain ethnic minorities (e.g.Roma, Vlachs) significantly declared to another nation. According to the 2002 census results the affirmation of national identity, ethnic emancipation and nationalconfessional awakening was a key factor of natural increase and demographic development of certain nationalities in Serbia.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 321-336
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian