Anti-Communist Minorities in the U.S.: Political Activism of Ethnic Refugees

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Palgrave Macmillan, May 15, 2009 - Political Science - 278 pages
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This volume takes a completely new look at two controversial topics: American anti-Communism and the Cold War. First, it reveals the little known history of anti-Communism in the US from the point of view of ethnic refugee/émigré groups, and also offers insight into the lives of minority groups that have hitherto not received scholarly attention, often due to their politically controversial position. The book consists of chapters dedicated to particular ethnic groups, as well as an introduction and conclusion. The discussed groups include Latvians, Ukrainians, Albanians, Bulgarians, Slovaks, Vietnamese, Hmong and Cubans, possibly also Hungarians or Romanians. The introduction provides the historical and sociological framework, and the conclusion undertakes a comparative analysis of ethnic anti-Communism and refugee politics.

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Ieva Zake is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rowan University. She has published on feminism, neo-liberalism in post-Communist contexts and the history of nationalism. She is also an author of a book on Latvian nationalist intellectuals and their contribution to anti-democratic politics in Latvia.

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