The Izhma Komi and the Pomor: Two Models of Cultural Transformation

  • Yuri Shabaev Institute of Language, Literature and History, Komi Science Center, Uralic Division, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Valery Sharapov Institute of Language, Literature and History, Komi Science Center, Uralic Division, Russian Academy of Sciences

Abstract

The article analyses Pomor and Izhma Komi identities. The Pomor and Izhma Komi, who live in the European north of Russia, practically lost their identity during the 20th century and are currently undergoing a process of re-identification. The authors delve into the reasons and circumstances stimulating this process of re-identification, analyse which social groups are the initiators of this process and what is the content of Pomorian and Izhma identity today.

Author Biographies

Yuri Shabaev, Institute of Language, Literature and History, Komi Science Center, Uralic Division, Russian Academy of Sciences
Head of the Department of Ethnography Institute of Language, Literature and History Komi Science Center, Uralic Division, Russian Academy of Sciences Kommunisticheskaya 24 167982 Syktyvkar, Russia 
Valery Sharapov, Institute of Language, Literature and History, Komi Science Center, Uralic Division, Russian Academy of Sciences
Research fellow Institute of Language, Literature and History Komi Science Center, Uralic Division, Russian Academy of Sciences Kommunisticheskaya 24 167982 Syktyvkar, Russia
Published
2011-09-05
How to Cite
SHABAEV, Yuri; SHARAPOV, Valery. The Izhma Komi and the Pomor: Two Models of Cultural Transformation. Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 97-122, sep. 2011. ISSN 2228-0987. Available at: <http://jef.ee/index.php/journal/article/view/72>. Date accessed: 10 dec. 2019.

Keywords

cultural status; ethnicity; identity; indigenous peoples; Izhma Komis; Pomors