"Contents and relationship of the notions 'ethnic self-identification' and 'ethnic self-
consciousness' " (by Vera Khotinets) proceeds from the statement that there is no explicit consent on a
number of crucial notions of sociological ethnic studies. The author leads the readers through the relevant
philosophical, psychological, historic and sociological literature in order to suggest respective definitions
of her own both of "ethnic self-identification" and "ethnic self-consciousness". In author's opinion, clarity
in these definitions, understanding of their interdependence and relationship would serve the sociologists
to improve the quality of the surveys programs and their overall results in bitterly debated fields of ethnic
sociology and politics.