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Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town
Rogers Brubaker, Margit Feischmidt, Jon Fox & Liana Grancea

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations xi
Preface, by Rogers Brubaker xiii
Acknowledgments xix
A Note on Names, Transcriptions, and Citations xxi
List of Abbreviations xxiii
Introduction 1

Part One: Nationalist Politics, Past and Present 23

Chapter 1: The National Question in East Central Europe 27
Empire and Nation 30

Historical and Ethnocultural Claims in the Habsburg Lands 34
Ethnic Intermixing and National Conflict 37
Nationalist Claims and Counterclaims 39
The National Question Recast 43
World War II and After 50

Chapter 2: Transylvania as an Ethnic Borderland 56

The Three Nationes 57 1848: The Emergence of Modern Nationalism 60
Dualist Hungary as a Nationalizing State 63
Nationalization Reversed 68
War and Regime Change 76
The Return to the "Nation" 82

Chapter 3: From Kolozsvár to Cluj-Napoca 89

Kolozsvár in Nationalizing Hungary 91
From Kolozsvár to Cluj 97
Once Again in Hungary 101
The Transition to Communist Rule 105
The Romanianization of Cluj 109

Chapter 4: Cluj after Ceausescu 119

The Re-emergence of Ethnopolitical Contention 122
The Struggle over Separate Schools in Cluj and Târgu-Mures 127
Gheorghe Funar and the Nationalization of Public Space 136
Reproducing Ethnicity: A Hungarian University in Cluj? 146
Counting and Categorizing 151
Conclusion 160

Part Two: Everyday Ethnicity 167

Chapter 5: Portraits 173

Mari and Family 173
Emilia 176
Karcsi and Ági 178
Ana 182
Zsolt and Kati 184
Claudiu and Lucian 188

Chapter 6: Preoccupations 191

Getting By 191
Everyday Coping Strategies 197
Getting Ahead 201
Accounting for Success 205
Conclusion 206

Chapter 7: Categories 207

Asymmetries 211
Cues 217
Doing Things with Categories 224
Ethnic and Regional Categories 231
Conclusion 237

Chapter 8: Languages 239

Interaction with Strangers 243
Private Talk in Public Places 246
Language Choice in Mixed Company 251
Language Mixing in Intraethnic Settings 259
Conclusion 262

Chapter 9: Institutions 265

Schools 269
Churches 277
Workplaces 283
Associations 287
Media 290
Conclusion 295

Chapter 10: Mixings 301

Disagreement and Conflict 303
Avoidance 307
Joking and Teasing 309
Choices 311
Conclusion 314

Chapter 11: Migrations 316

"Aici nu se mai poate" 316
Stigmatized Citizenship 321
The Ambivalent Homeland 326

Chapter 12: Politics 333

Funar 339
DAHR 343
Autonomy 346
Status Law 350
Conclusion 357
Epilogue 365

Appendix A: An Example of the Interactional Emergence of Nationalism 375
Appendix B: A Note on Data 380

Bibliography 387
Index 429

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