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Belarus--alternative visions : nation, memory and cosmopolitanism, Simon Lewis

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Belarus--alternative visions : nation, memory and cosmopolitanism
Title
Belarus--alternative visions
Title remainder
nation, memory and cosmopolitanism
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Simon Lewis
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Belarus is often regarded as "Europe’s last dictatorship", a sort-of fossilized leftover from the Soviet Union. However, a key factor in determining Belarus’s development, including its likely future development, is its own sense of identity. This book explores the complex debates and competing narratives surrounding Belarus’s identity, revealing a far more diverse picture than the widely accepted monolithic post-Soviet nation. It examines in a range of media including historiography, films and literature how visions of Belarus as a nation have been constructed from the nineteenth century to the present day. It outlines a complex picture of contested myths – the "peasant nation" of the nineteenth century, the devoted Soviet republic of the late twentieth century and the revisionist Belarusian nationalism of the present. The author shows that Belarus is characterized by immense cultural, linguistic and ethnic polyphony, both in its lived history and in its cultural imaginary. The book analyses important examples of writing in and about Belarus, in Belarusian, Polish and Russian, revealing how different modes of rooted cosmopolitanism have been articulated. --
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1983-
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Lewis, Simon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
BASEES/Routledge series on Russian and East European studies
Series volume
126
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  • National characteristics, Belarusian
  • Collective memory
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Belarus
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Belarus--alternative visions : nation, memory and cosmopolitanism, Simon Lewis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1077578780
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 230 pages
Isbn
9781138310469
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1077578780
Label
Belarus--alternative visions : nation, memory and cosmopolitanism, Simon Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
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
on1077578780
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 230 pages
Isbn
9781138310469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1077578780

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