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The Resource Russia's postcolonial identity : a subaltern empire in a Eurocentric world, Viatcheslav Morozov

Russia's postcolonial identity : a subaltern empire in a Eurocentric world, Viatcheslav Morozov

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Russia's postcolonial identity : a subaltern empire in a Eurocentric world
Title
Russia's postcolonial identity
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a subaltern empire in a Eurocentric world
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Viatcheslav Morozov
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eng
Summary
This book applies postcolonial theory to Russia by looking at it as a subaltern empire. It pushes postcolonial studies and constructivist international relations towards an uneasy dialogue, which produces tensions and reveals multiple blind spots in both approaches. A critical re-evaluation of the existing literature enables the author to produce a comprehensive account of how Russia's position in the international system has conditioned its domestic development, and how this in turn generated specific foreign policy outcomes. Having internalised the Eurocentric worldview, Russia is nevertheless different from the core European countries. This difference is not determined by 'culture', but rather by uneven and combined development of global capitalism, in which Russia is integrated as a semi-peripheral nation. The Russian state has colonised its own periphery on behalf of the Western core, but has never been able to overcome economic and normative dependency on the West. The peculiar dialectic of the subaltern and the imperial during the post-Soviet period has given rise to a regime which claims to defend 'genuine Russian values', while in fact there is nothing behind this new traditionalism but the negation of Western hegemony. Trying to 'defend' the nation from the postulated threat of Western interventionism, the regime engages in a disavowal of politics and thus suppresses popular subjectivity. The only political subject that remains on the horizon of Russian politics is the West, while the Russian people, as any other subaltern, are being spoken for, and thus silenced, by the country's Eurocentric elites and the Western intellectuals.--
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Morozov, Viatcheslav
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non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Central and Eastern European perspectives on international relations series
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  • Postcolonialism
  • Identity politics
  • Imperialism
  • Eurocentrism
  • Globalization
  • Political culture
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Western countries
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Russia's postcolonial identity : a subaltern empire in a Eurocentric world, Viatcheslav Morozov
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-198) and index
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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.
Contents
1. The Postcolonial and the Imperial in the Space and Time of World Politics -- 2. Russia in/and Europe : Sources of Ambiguity -- 3. Material Dependency : Postcolonialism, Development and Russia's "Backwardness" -- 4. Normative Dependency : Putinite Paleoconservatism and the Missing Peasant -- 5. The People are Speechless : Russia, the West and the Voice of the Subaltern
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FIEb17717334
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 209 pages
Isbn
9781137409294
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893451598
Label
Russia's postcolonial identity : a subaltern empire in a Eurocentric world, Viatcheslav Morozov
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-198) 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
1. The Postcolonial and the Imperial in the Space and Time of World Politics -- 2. Russia in/and Europe : Sources of Ambiguity -- 3. Material Dependency : Postcolonialism, Development and Russia's "Backwardness" -- 4. Normative Dependency : Putinite Paleoconservatism and the Missing Peasant -- 5. The People are Speechless : Russia, the West and the Voice of the Subaltern
Control code
FIEb17717334
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 209 pages
Isbn
9781137409294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893451598

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