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The Resource Empire and belonging in the Eurasian borderlands, edited by Krista A. Goff and Lewis H. Siegelbaum

Empire and belonging in the Eurasian borderlands, edited by Krista A. Goff and Lewis H. Siegelbaum

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Empire and belonging in the Eurasian borderlands
Title
Empire and belonging in the Eurasian borderlands
Statement of responsibility
edited by Krista A. Goff and Lewis H. Siegelbaum
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Language
eng
Summary
"The various chapters in this volurne address questions of belonging in multiethnic, bounded political spaces. They range across the Ottoman Empire in Anatolia, Kemalist Turkey, Imperial Russia, and the Soviet Union, from the mid-19th to the late 20th centuries. The first section focuses on eliminations: the taking of Geok-Tepe, stronghold of the Tekke Turkmen, in 1881 and the Russian empire's expansion into Central Asia; the 1916 revolt in Semirech'e (in modem-day Kazakhstan); the Armenian genocide viewed in comparative perspective; and expulsions in the postwar Caucasus. The second looks at imperial standardization: in Soviet Armenia, modernizing state officials accommodated Armenian linguistic and cultural particularities as local actors debated the terms of Sovietization; meanwhile, the Tatar lexical revolution was inspired by Soviet attempts to enlighten 'backward peoples.' The third part looks at connections between belonging and myth making: the origins of the notion of a "Sovetskii Narod" in the experience of the Great Patriotic War; Gamsakhurdia's assertion of Georgia's status as a quintessential and foundational European nation. The various contributions to the book illustrate both the mutability and the durability of imperial belonging in the Eurasian borderlands. Once considered part of the 'Eastern Question,' the minority peoples of the Russian/Soviet and Ottoman empires are shown to have had their own longings and identities; their capacity to push back against but also selectively absorb imperial initiatives makes them fascinating subjects of belonging"--
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  • maps
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Goff, Krista A.
  • Siegelbaum, Lewis H.
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  • Minorities
  • Minorities
  • Minorities
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia
  • Turkey
Label
Empire and belonging in the Eurasian borderlands, edited by Krista A. Goff and Lewis H. Siegelbaum
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction : belonging in the Eurasian borderlands : interrogating nation and empire / Krista A. Goff and Lewis H. Siegelbaum -- Negations of belonging -- Belonging via standardization -- Belonging and myth-making
Control code
on1054268838
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 266 pages
Isbn
9781501736131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1054268838
Label
Empire and belonging in the Eurasian borderlands, edited by Krista A. Goff and Lewis H. Siegelbaum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Introduction : belonging in the Eurasian borderlands : interrogating nation and empire / Krista A. Goff and Lewis H. Siegelbaum -- Negations of belonging -- Belonging via standardization -- Belonging and myth-making
Control code
on1054268838
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 266 pages
Isbn
9781501736131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1054268838

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