After the USSR: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Politics in the Commonwealth of Independent States

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1995 - History - 311 pages
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 A world-renowned anthropologist, Anatoly M. Khazanov offers a witty, insightful, and cautionary analysis of ethnic nationalism and its pivotal role in the collapse of the Soviet empire.
    "Khazanov's encyclopedic knowledge of the history and culture of post-Soviet societies, combined with field research there since the 1960s, informs the case studies with a singular authoritative voice. This volume is destined to be an absolutely necessary reference for the understanding of ethnic relations and the politics of minorities in the ex-USSR into the next century."--Leonard Plotnicov, editor of Ethnology

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Contents

Nationalism during
3
The Verse and Prose of PostTotalitarianism
54
Ethnic Minorities Totalitarianism and Democracy
98
Central Asia on a Path from the Second to the Third World
115
Ethnic Stratification and Ethnic Competition in Kazakhstan
156
Yakutian Nationalism in a Search for Identities
175
The Plight of
192
The Chechen Crisis
212
Conclusion
230
Tables and Figures
247
Ethnic composition of the Soviet Union by 1989
268
Index
299
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Anatoly M. Khazanov is professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He was formerly professor of social anthropology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a senior scholar at the Soviet Institute of Ethnography and Anthropology. A Fellow of the British Academy and a 1993–94 Guggenheim Fellow, he is the author of Nomads and the Outside World, published by the University of Wisconsin Press, as well as nine other books.

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