“We Took Our Language Back”: The Formation of a Sámi Identity within the Sámi Movement and the Role of the Sámi Language from the 1960s until 2008

Irja Seurujärvi-Kari

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In this article, I discuss the role of the Sámi language, especially the role of the North Sámi language, in constructing a collective identity during the period 1960–2008. I focus on the relationship between the identity policies of the Sámi movement, language, revitalization and ethnicity at the level of the Sámi community from a transnational and ethnopolitical viewpoint. The ideological basis for revitalization is what all of the practical revitalization activities that follow it are built upon. The revitalization of a language is visible to society when the language once again takes its place in schools and day-care centers, when it starts to be used in the media and in literature and the arts. Language is one of the most important ethnic symbols and one of the strongest factors defining the uniformity and solidarity of the Sámi movement alongside certain other joint representative traditions. Language is also the factor that provides the Sámi with a voice that fortifies the Sámi community and enables them to identify with their national identity wherever they live.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på gästpublikationThe ethnic and linguistic context of identity : Finno-Ugric minorities
Volym5
FörlagSuomalais-Ugrilainen Seura
Utgivningsdatum2011
StatusPublicerad - 2011
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok

Publikationsserier

NamnUralica Helsingiensia
FörlagFinno-Ugrian Society
Nummer5
ISSN (tryckt)1797-3945

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 616 Övriga humanistiska vetenskaper

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Seurujärvi-Kari, I. (2011). “We Took Our Language Back”: The Formation of a Sámi Identity within the Sámi Movement and the Role of the Sámi Language from the 1960s until 2008. I The ethnic and linguistic context of identity: Finno-Ugric minorities (Vol. 5). (Uralica Helsingiensia; Nr. 5). Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura.
Seurujärvi-Kari, Irja. / “We Took Our Language Back” : The Formation of a Sámi Identity within the Sámi Movement and the Role of the Sámi Language from the 1960s until 2008. The ethnic and linguistic context of identity: Finno-Ugric minorities. Vol. 5 Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, 2011. (Uralica Helsingiensia; 5).
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“We Took Our Language Back” : The Formation of a Sámi Identity within the Sámi Movement and the Role of the Sámi Language from the 1960s until 2008. / Seurujärvi-Kari, Irja.

The ethnic and linguistic context of identity: Finno-Ugric minorities. Vol. 5 Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, 2011. (Uralica Helsingiensia; Nr. 5).

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Seurujärvi-Kari I. “We Took Our Language Back”: The Formation of a Sámi Identity within the Sámi Movement and the Role of the Sámi Language from the 1960s until 2008. I The ethnic and linguistic context of identity: Finno-Ugric minorities. Vol. 5. Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura. 2011. (Uralica Helsingiensia; 5).