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Posted on Aug 6, 2019

Journal of Baltic Studies Fall 2019 Issue Available Now

  The Fall 2019 issue of Journal of Baltic Studies (Vol 50, Issue 3) is now available online. The issue contains articles on the Latvian adaptation of Communicative Development Inventories, trilemmas of recognition in the Baltic states’ foreign policies, post-Cold War economic ties between Kaliningrad and Europe, music education literature in German-language polyethnic schools in Estonia, 1860–1914, and security considerations related to the growing number of Finnish tourists to Soviet Estonia from the mid-1950s until 1980. The issue also includes three book reviews and a list of recently published Baltic titles. ARTICLES Latvian CDI: methodology, developmental trends, and cross-linguistic comparison Olga Urek, Anna Vulāne, Roberts Darģis, Agrita Tauriņa, Tija Zīriņa & Hanne Gram Simonsen In this article, we report the results of a large-scale population study based on the Latvian adaptation of Communicative Development Inventories (CDI) – a parental report tool aimed at mapping the lexical and grammatical development of children under the age of three. Two CDI forms are discussed: CDI I: ‘Words and Gestures’ (8–16 months), and...

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Posted on Aug 12, 2018

Vilis Vītols Article Prize Winners for 2016 and 2017

AABS awards the Vilis Vītols prize to the best article each year published in the Journal of Baltic Studies. 2017 Prize: “Liberals and nationalism: E. H. Carr, Walter Lippmann and the Baltic States from 1918 to 1944” by Kaarel Piirimäe. The review committee commented that this “article that touches on all three Baltic states, but in its discussions of geopolitics and the history of the perceptions of nationalism, it has implications beyond the field of Baltic studies. It is also well written and accessible to non-specialists.” 2016 Prize: JBS 47/1, A Postcolonial View on Soviet Era Baltic Cultures (special issue) edited by Epp Annus. In awarding the 2016 prize to a special issue of the Journal of Baltic Studies, the committee commended it as “a theoretically rich collection of articles exploring three Baltic...

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Posted on Jan 17, 2016

JBS, Volume 46, Issue 4, 2015

The most recent issue of the Journal of Baltic Studies features the following articles: “Baltic Refugees and Policy Formation in Sweden 1940–1950” by Anu Mai Kõll “Soviet Refugees to Sweden 1941–1947 and the Raoul Wallenberg Case” by Johan Matz “Leaving the ESSR: Sweden’s Attempts at Repatriating the Estonian-Swedes from Soviet-Controlled Estonia, 1940–1941” by Glenn Eric Kranking “The Paradox of National Language Acquisition: Russian Speakers’ Labor Market Positions in Estonia” by Marianne Leppik & Triin Vihalemm “Kalevipoeg: Aspects of Genre and Authorship” by Arne Merilai “Home Environments, Memories, and Life Stories: Preservation of Estonian National Identity” by Jaak...

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Posted on Sep 29, 2015

JBS, Vol. 46, Issue 3, 2015

  Journal of Baltic Studies Special Issues: Food Culture in the Baltic States Exploring Modern Foodways: History, Nature, and Culture in the Baltic States by Diana Mincytė and Ulrike Plath Good, Clean, Fair… and Illegal: Paradoxes of Food Ethics in Post-Socialist Latvia by Guntra A. Aistara Geographies of Reconnection at the Marketplace by Renata Blumberg Changing Values of Wild Berries in Estonian Households: Recollections from an Ethnographic Archive by Ester Bardone and Piret Pungas-Kohv “Is that Hunger Haunting the Stove?” Thematization of Food in the Deportation Narratives of Baltic Women by Leena Kurvet-Käosaar The Evolution of Household Foodscapes over Two Decades of Transition in Latvia by Lani Tranouth and Talis Tisenkopfs The Making of the Consumer? Risk and Consumption in Europeanized Lithuania by Ida Harboe Knudsen Atlantic Herring in Estonia: In the Transverse Waves of International Economy and National Ideology by Kadri Tüür and Karl...

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Posted on Jan 12, 2015

JBS Vo. 45, Issue 4 (December 2014)

  Foreign Policy “On the Cheap”: Latvia’s Foreign Policy Experience from the Economic Crisis Didzis Kļaviņš, Toms Rostoks & Žaneta Ozoliņa Cultural Autonomy of National Minorities in Estonia: The Erosion of a Promise Mikko Lagerspetz Populism in the Manifestos of Latvian Political Parties: Increasingly Used but Ineffective? Ilze Balcere Cultural Prototypes of the Successful Entrepreneur: Comparison of Estonia and the United States Tiit Elenurm, Ruth Alas, Elizabeth J. Rozell, Wesley A. Change in Language of Instruction in Russian Medium Schools: Multilevel Analysis of Attitudes and Language Proficiency Anu Masso & Maie Soll Detailed information and abstracts are available at Taylor & Francis...

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