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Jasinskaja-Lahti, Inga, Sirkku Varjonen and Linda Arnold. 2013. ‘We’re Finns here, and Russians there’: A longitudinal study on ethnic identity construction in the context of ethnic migration. Discourse & Society 24 (1) : 110–134.
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SAGE Publications


This paper discusses how ethnic Finnish migrants negotiate their ethnic identities before and after migrating from Russia to Finland via three major interpretative repertoires -the biological, the socialization and the intergroup relations repertoires -, and what social functions these constructions serve over the course of migration.