Communal Identity on Émigré Web Sites

This article analyzes how participation on a Russian émigré Web site develops a communal identity or “ethos.” This ethos emerges primarily through three activities: the creation of cultural and technical resources; the linking of other pages to the site; and the debate and dialogue on bulletin boards. Together these activities form a transnational rhetorical community on the Web that evokes a hybrid cultural identity unmoored from geography. View here.