The Macedonians: Their Past and Present

Hardcover | February 15, 2012

byErnest N. Damianopoulos

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This book takes on the question "Who are the Macedonians?" Using three domains of evidence—historical documentation, cognitive self-descriptor reports, and sociocultural features—Damianopoulos demonstrates that the Macedonians are a unique, non-Slav, non-Greek, ethnic identity. In the face of confusion, conflict, misinterpretation, and, ultimately, a denial of the Macedonians as a people and a nation throughout much of the 20th century, this book sheds new light on questions of Macedonian ethnicity and nationhood.

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This book takes on the question "Who are the Macedonians?" Using three domains of evidence—historical documentation, cognitive self-descriptor reports, and sociocultural features—Damianopoulos demonstrates that the Macedonians are a unique, non-Slav, non-Greek, ethnic identity. In the face of confusion, conflict, misinterpretation, and...

Ernest N. Damianopoulos has spent more than 50 years in academia and research. He has taught at several universities, including Colgate University and Indiana University Southeast, and spent a year as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Iowa. He has published more than 40 papers and articles in internationally recognized journ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:268 pages, 10.26 × 5.67 × 0.8 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230339859

ISBN - 13:9780230339859

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Table of Contents

Summary Overview: Some Historical Facts on the Ground * Statement of the Problem and Basic Questions * The Methodology of Ethnicity Research * Historical/Political Manifestations of the Macedonian Ethnic Identity * Cognitive Self-Descriptor Evidence for a Macedonian Ethnicity * Sociocultural Characterization of the Macedonian Ethnic Identity * Components of the Macedonian Ethnic Identity: Genetic DNA Evidence * Who the Macedonians Are: An Across Domain, Evidence-Based Answer * Problems in Development of the Macedonian Ethnic Identity * A General Ethnicity Model * Appendix I: Reference to Macedonians in Lord Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage * Appendix II: Plates * Appendix III: Survey/Questionnaire: Who the Macedonians Are