American Journal of Applied Sciences

Processes of Acculturation Khakases (Indigenous People of Southern Siberia), Living Outside of the Khakassia in the Urban and Student Environment

Natalia Koptseva and Vladimir Kirko

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2014.1969.1975

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 11, Issue 12

Pages 1969-1975


This article represents an applied research to form principles of state and regional policy preserve the unique culture of Khakassia-the indigenous people of Southern Siberia (Russia). Presents the results of sociological research strategy of acculturation Khakases who live in the urban and students living environment of the city of Krasnoyarsk (Siberia, Russia). The basic approach of this study is a combination of the scientific problems of theoretical ideas J. Berri about the kinds of strategies of acculturation and sociological survey among the students who have Khakassia origin, to find out which strategy is dominated by acculturation: Assimilation, separation, integration and marginalization. Important variables that we measured and controlled are the content of ethnic identity of students who were born and raised in Khakassia, they are ethnic Khakasses, but they are university students in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, where live and study Russian and the main language is Russian. Underlining that the main strategy of acculturation young Khakases in the Krasnoyarsk-is the strategy of assimilation. The conclusions of the study are based on the discussion of the results of sociological and cultural studies Khakasian ethnic and cultural groups in 2014.


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