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The Resource Russia on the edge : imagined geographies and post-Soviet identity, Edith W. Clowes

Russia on the edge : imagined geographies and post-Soviet identity, Edith W. Clowes

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Russia on the edge : imagined geographies and post-Soviet identity
Title
Russia on the edge
Title remainder
imagined geographies and post-Soviet identity
Statement of responsibility
Edith W. Clowes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russians have confronted a major crisis of identity. Soviet ideology rested on a belief in historical progress, but the post-Soviet imagination has obsessed over territory. Indeed, geographical metaphors-whether axes of north vs. south or geopolitical images of center, periphery, and border-have become the signs of a different sense of self and the signposts of a new debate about Russian identity. In Russia on the Edge, Edith W. Clowes argues that refurbished geographical metaphors and imagined geographies provide a useful perspective for examining post-Soviet debates about what it means to be Russian today. Clowes lays out several sides of the debate. She takes as a backdrop the strong criticism of Soviet Moscow and its self-image as uncontested global hub by major contemporary writers, among them Tatyana Tolstaya and Viktor Pelevin. The most vocal, visible, and colorful rightist ideologue, Aleksandr Dugin, the founder of neo-Eurasianism, has articulated positions contested by such writers and thinkers as Mikhail Ryklin, Liudmila Ulitskaia, and Anna Politkovskaia, whose works call for a new civility in a genuinely pluralistic Russia. Dugin's extreme views and their many responses-in fiction, film, philosophy, and documentary journalism-form the body of this book. In Russia on the Edge, literary and cultural critics will find the keys to a vital post-Soviet writing culture. For intellectual historians, cultural geographers, and political scientists the book is a guide to the variety of post-Soviet efforts to envision new forms of social life, even as a reconstructed authoritarianism has taken hold. The book introduces nonspecialist readers to some of the most creative and provocative of present-day Russia's writers and public intellectuals
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Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clowes, Edith W
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell paperbacks
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  • Russian literature
  • Russian literature
  • National characteristics, Russian, in literature
  • Nationalism and literature
  • Cultural geography
  • Territory, National
  • Russia (Federation)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Cultural geography
  • Intellectual life
  • National characteristics, Russian, in literature
  • Nationalism and literature
  • Russian literature
  • Territory, National
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Ryssland
  • Rysk litteratur
Label
Russia on the edge : imagined geographies and post-Soviet identity, Edith W. Clowes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : is Russia a center or a periphery? -- Deconstructing imperial Moscow -- Postmodernist empire meets Holy Rus : how Aleksandr Dugin tried to change the Eurasian periphery into the sacred center of the world -- Illusory empire : Viktor Pelevin's parody of neo-Eurasianism -- Russia's deconstructionist westernizer : Mikhail Ryklin's "larger space of Europe" confronts Holy Rus -- The periphery and its narratives : Liudmila Ulitskaia's imagined south -- Demonizing the post-Soviet other : the Chechens and the Muslim south
Control code
ocn732957154
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 179 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801477256
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40019257478
  • 10.7591/9780801460661
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rn5r
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732957154
Label
Russia on the edge : imagined geographies and post-Soviet identity, Edith W. Clowes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : is Russia a center or a periphery? -- Deconstructing imperial Moscow -- Postmodernist empire meets Holy Rus : how Aleksandr Dugin tried to change the Eurasian periphery into the sacred center of the world -- Illusory empire : Viktor Pelevin's parody of neo-Eurasianism -- Russia's deconstructionist westernizer : Mikhail Ryklin's "larger space of Europe" confronts Holy Rus -- The periphery and its narratives : Liudmila Ulitskaia's imagined south -- Demonizing the post-Soviet other : the Chechens and the Muslim south
Control code
ocn732957154
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 179 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801477256
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40019257478
  • 10.7591/9780801460661
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rn5r
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)732957154

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