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The Resource Attaining whiteness : a sociological study of race and racialization in Russia, Nikolay Zakharov

Attaining whiteness : a sociological study of race and racialization in Russia, Nikolay Zakharov

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Attaining whiteness : a sociological study of race and racialization in Russia
Title
Attaining whiteness
Title remainder
a sociological study of race and racialization in Russia
Statement of responsibility
Nikolay Zakharov
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Language
eng
Summary
Attaining Whiteness is the first book-length sociological study of how ideas about race resonate in post-Soviet Russia. The book charts how tropes of self, hybridity, and maturity constitute important symbolic vehicles for applying the idea of race to the drawing of differences. A new theoretical framework is developed that casts light on fields of study that have not yet received sufficient attention in Western European and American research concerning racial issues. This study of racialization takes a step towards providing a better understanding of how the discourses of race are extended and transformed through the production of social knowledge and social relations. This volume addresses the resilience of genetic criteria for defining cultures and behaviors in both the sciences and humanities in Russia, and also examines the ongoing and pervasive policy of racialized exclusion. The study argues that the concepts and practices of race, whiteness, and Russianness operate ambivalently insofar as they both hold the social fabric together, organizing the perception of the "Other", but also undermine the unity of society. Racialization thus fosters, first, the sense that Russia belongs to the core of civilization as opposed to the Third World; second, the formulation of policies towards the internal peripheries that support social control informed by the notion of human material; and, finally, the promotion of exclusionary ethnic self-identifications that employ the discourse of hybridity.--
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Zakharov, Nikolay
Dewey number
306.09
Dissertation note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Uppsala University, 2013.
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Uppsala universitet
Series statement
  • Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis.
  • Studia sociologica Upsaliensia,
Series volume
nr 60
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  • Racism
  • Ethnicity
  • National characteristics
  • Russia (Federation)
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Attaining whiteness : a sociological study of race and racialization in Russia, Nikolay Zakharov
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-232)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17866169
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9789155486754
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088464333
Label
Attaining whiteness : a sociological study of race and racialization in Russia, Nikolay Zakharov
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-232)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17866169
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9789155486754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088464333

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