Empire of Nations: Ethnographic Knowledge and the Making of the Soviet Union / Edition 1

Empire of Nations: Ethnographic Knowledge and the Making of the Soviet Union / Edition 1

by Francine Hirsch
     
 

In Empire of Nations, Francine Hirsch examines the ways in which former imperial ethnographers and local elites provided the Bolsheviks with ethnographic knowledge that shaped the very formation of the new Soviet Union.See more details below

Overview

In Empire of Nations, Francine Hirsch examines the ways in which former imperial ethnographers and local elites provided the Bolsheviks with ethnographic knowledge that shaped the very formation of the new Soviet Union.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801489082
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
05/26/2005
Series:
Culture and Society after Socialism
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One. Empire, Nation, and the Scientific State

1. Toward a Revolutionary Alliance

2. The National Idea versus Economic Expediency

Part Two. Cultural Technologies of Rule and the Nature of Soviet Power

3. The 1926 Census and the Conceptual Conquest of Lands and Peoples

4. Border-Making and the Formation of Soviet National Identities

5. Transforming "The Peoples of the USSR": Ethnographic Exhibits and the Evolutionary Timeline

Part Three. The Nazi Threat and the Acceleration of the Bolshevik Revolution

6. State-Sponsored Evolutionism and the Struggle against German Biological Determinism

7. Ethnographic Knowledge and Terror

Epilogue

Appendixes
Bibliography
Index

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