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Language and revolution : the making of modern political identities

Language and revolution : the making of modern political identities

Author: Igal Halfin
Publisher: London ; Portland, OR : F. Cass, 2002.
Series: Cummings Center series, 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This work examines the role of language in forging the modern subject.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Igal Halfin
ISBN: 0714653047 9780714653044 0714683078 9780714683072 071465227X 9780714652276 0521420180 9780521420181
OCLC Number: 491300218
Description: 403 p. : couv. ill. en coul. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction, Igal Halfin; liberty and unanimity - the paradoxes of subjectivity and citizenship in the French revolution, David Andress; the desacralization of the monarchy - rumours and "political pornography" during World War I, Boris Kolonitskii; making Cossacks counter-revolutionary - the Don Host and the 1918 anti-Soviet insurgency, Peter Holquist; modernity and the poetics of proletarian discontent, Mark D. Steinberg; working, struggling, becoming - Stalin-era autobiographical texts, Jochen Hellbeck; on being the subjects of history - Nazis as 20th-century revolutionaries, Peter Fritzsche; intimacy in an ideological key - the communist case of the 1920s and 1930s, Igal Halfin; Grigorii Aleksandrov's "volga-volga", Katerina Clark.
Series Title: Cummings Center series, 16.
Responsibility: edited by Igal Halfin.


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