Moldovans: Romania, Russia and the Politics of Culture

Moldovans: Romania, Russia and the Politics of Culture

by Charles King
     
 

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Presents a complete picture of this east European borderland, illuminating problems of identity politics and cultural change that Moldova has endured. Highlights political uses of culture, looking at ways in which language, history, and identity can be manipulated by political elites, and examines why some attempts to mold identity succeed and others fail. King is an… See more details below

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Presents a complete picture of this east European borderland, illuminating problems of identity politics and cultural change that Moldova has endured. Highlights political uses of culture, looking at ways in which language, history, and identity can be manipulated by political elites, and examines why some attempts to mold identity succeed and others fail. King is an assistant professor in the School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government at Georgetown University, where he chairs the department of Romanian Studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"Thoroughly researched, engagingly written, and completely up to date, this is a definitive book that will long serve as the best study of Moldova in any language... Its strategic and precarious location between the Balkans and the former Soviet Union and its complex ethnic composition make Moldova a fragile new nation well worth knowing about."

—Daniel Chirot, Professor of International Studies Jackson School of International Studies University of Washington

"An erudite and perceptive book. Required reading for all those who want to fathom the relationship between national identity, nation-building, political traditions, and cultural yearnings in one of eastern Europe's least known and understood countries. King uses historical, political, economic, and cultural approaches to challenge old stereotypes and to propose a novel, original perspective on the peoples of Bessarabia and Transnistria."

—Vladimir Tismaneanu, Professor of Government and Politics University of Maryland (College Park)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817997915
Publisher:
Hoover Institution Press
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Publication Series
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.17(d)

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