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Russia on the Edge : Imagined Geographies and Post-Soviet Identity

Author: Edith W Clowes
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Through real and imagined geographies, examining post-Soviet debates about what it means to be Russian today.


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edith W Clowes
ISBN: 9780801477256 9780801448560 0801448565 0801477255
OCLC Number: 768587351
Description: 179 s
Contents: Introduction: Is Russia a Center or a Periphery?1. Deconstructing Imperial Moscow2. Postmodernist Empire Meets Holy Rus': How Aleksandr Dugin Tried to Change the Eurasian Periphery into the Sacred Center of the World3. Illusory Empire: Viktor Pelevin's Parody of Neo-Eurasianism4. Russia's Deconstructionist Westernizer: Mikhail Ryklin's "Larger Space of Europe" Confronts Holy Rus'5. The Periphery and Its Narratives: Liudmila Ulitskaia's Imagined South6. Demonizing the Post-Soviet Other: The Chechens and the Muslim SouthConclusionIndex


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"Russia on the Edge is an exceptionally innovative and insightful contribution to the literature on nationalism, national self-images, and identity in Russia today. Arguing that conceptions of 'what Read more...

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