Constructing the Albanian Nation through Discourse Continuity and Change in Three Periods in Modern History of Albania

2008-01-01
Sulstarova, Enis
Köksal, Pınar
This article analyzes the continuity and change in the nationalist discourse in Albania during the three periods of its modern history, National Awakening (1878-1912), Communism (1944-1990), and Post-Communism (1990-2002) by looking at the three basic approaches of the literature on ethnic studies: primordialism, circumstantialism, and constructionism. We aim to show how the actors of nationalist discourse construct a 'primordial' Albanian identity in different, yet somehow consistent ways over these three periods depending on the different economic, political and social circumstances.
Citation Formats
E. Sulstarova and P. Köksal, “Constructing the Albanian Nation through Discourse Continuity and Change in Three Periods in Modern History of Albania,” pp. 98–125, 2008, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/84972.