Discriminating language rights and politics in the post-Yugoslav states

Pupavac, Vanessa (2006) Discriminating language rights and politics in the post-Yugoslav states. Patterns of Prejudice, 40 (2). pp. 112-128. ISSN 1461-7331

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Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00313220600634261

Abstract

Pupavac examines the rise of linguistic human rights advocacy and its approach in a case study of language politics in the post-Yugolav states. A core concern of contemporary linguistic rights advocacy has been to tackle ethnically based discrimination and promote ethnic diversity. It does not only seek to prevent states from discriminating against those who speak minority languages. It expects states to take positive steps to preserve their diversity of languages. However strategies affirming distinct linguistic identities may become complicit in perpetuating ethnic discrimination and ethnic divisions, as is evident in the language politics of the post-Yugoslav states.

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Additional Information:This is an electronic version of an article published in Pupavac, V., Discriminating language rights and politics in the post-Yugoslav states, Patterns of Prejudice, 40(2) 2006, 112-128. Patterns of Prejudice is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1461-7331&volume=40&issue=2&spage=112
Schools/Departments:Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education > School of Politics and International Relations
ID Code:1394
Deposited By:Pupavac, Dr Vanessa
Deposited On:27 Jan 2012 16:48
Last Modified:27 Jan 2012 17:09

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