Who gets the past? : competition for ancestors among non-Russian intellectuals in Russia (Book, 1996) [WorldCat.org]
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Who gets the past? : competition for ancestors among non-Russian intellectuals in Russia

Author: V A Shnirelʹman
Publisher: Washington, DC : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The diversion of scholarship on ethnicity by political forces has been studied in Nazi Germany, where folklore became central to national self-perception and consequently suffered from uncritical enthusiasms. Who Gets the Past? is one of the first studies of this phenomenon in another arena. In the Middle Volga region of Russia, the intellectuals of two ethnic groups are engaged in a protracted competition for the
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shnirelʹman, V.A. (Viktor Aleksandrovich).
Who gets the past?
Washington, DC : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)605196984
Online version:
Shnirelʹman, V.A. (Viktor Aleksandrovich).
Who gets the past?
Washington, DC : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)609906802
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V A Shnirelʹman
ISBN: 0801852218 9780801852213
OCLC Number: 33166369
Description: ix, 98 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Mythologization of Ethnic History --
2. The Effect of Soviet Ideology on Anthropological Theory --
3. The Tatars and the Chuvash under the Soviet Regime --
4. The Rivalry for the Bulgar Legacy --
5. Variants of Ethnohistory: The Tatars --
6. The Neo-Bulgarists --
7. Variants of Ethnohistory: The Chuvash --
8. Ethnogenesis and Ethnopolitics.
Responsibility: Victor A. Shnirelman.
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"This book presents a subtle and fascinating analysis of the political basis and uses of ethnogenetic studies of small peoples living near the Volga River. It reveals that not only social science but Read more...

 
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