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Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book investigates the question of Russian identity, looking at changes and continuing over a huge territory, many centuries, and a variety of political, social, and economic structures. Its main ... More


Musical Metaphysics in War and Revolution

Rebecca Mitchell

in Nietzsche's Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300208894
eISBN:
9780300216493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208894.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter explores how questions of national identity and patriotism took center stage with the outbreak of war in 1914. For Nietzsche’s orphans, the cultural heritage upon which musical ... More


Introduction: In Search of Unity

Rebecca Mitchell

in Nietzsche's Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300208894
eISBN:
9780300216493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208894.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter emphasizes the central place music held in late imperial Russian cultural discourse, where it served both as a symbol of, and possible means for, forging a unified Russian identity. It ... More


The Medtner Brothers: Orpheus in an Age of Nationalism

Rebecca Mitchell

in Nietzsche's Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300208894
eISBN:
9780300216493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208894.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

The problem of identity within a multiethnic empire is highlighted in this chapter on the brothers Nikolai and Emilii Medtner. As Russian citizens of Baltic German descent, both brothers struggled to ... More


Nietzsche's Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Rebecca Mitchell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300208894
eISBN:
9780300216493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208894.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book explores how, amid the final tumultuous years of the Russian empire, music was viewed as a powerful force with the ability to overcome the social, political, and ethnic divisions that, it ... More


Russia's Contested National Identity and Foreign Policy

Andrew C. Kuchins and Igor Zevelev

in Worldviews of Aspiring Powers: Domestic Foreign Policy Debates in China, India, Iran, Japan and Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937479
eISBN:
9780199980727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937479.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the Russian foreign policy discourse. For the purposes of discussion, the leading schools of thought and policy practitioners in Russia in 1992–2011 are categorized into three ... More


Introduction

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

in Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the different aspects of what it means to be Russian in the contexts of time and place. It creates a complete summary of different aspects and periods of what Russian identity ... More


The Russian Language Outside the Nation: Speakers and Identities

Lara Ryazanova-Clarke (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668458
eISBN:
9780748697106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668458.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Taking a broad sociolinguistic perspective, the book explores a comprehensive set of tensions which emerged from the dislocated and deterritorialised position of the Russian language in the ... More


Emancipating Sounds: Anton Rubinstein and the Rise of the Russian Jewish Musician

James Loeffler

in The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300137132
eISBN:
9780300162943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137132.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter examines the role of Anton Rubinstein in the rise of Russian Jewish musicians. It analyzes what his life and art may reveal about Jews, Russians, and music in the nineteenth century, and ... More


Introduction

Ammon Cheskin

in Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia: Discursive Identity Strategies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748697434
eISBN:
9781474418539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697434.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This introduction examines the ‘identity crisis’ facing Russians and Russian speakers in post-Soviet Latvia following the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union. It provides a scholarly literature ... More


Identity in Crimea before annexation: A bottom-up perspective

Eleanor Knott

in Russia Before and After Crimea: Nationalism and Identity, 2010-17

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474433853
eISBN:
9781474445207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433853.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Using the approach of everyday nationalism, this chapter examines the lived experience of Russian identity and nationalism beyond Russia’s borders using the case of Crimea. This is a region where the ... More


Examining Russian-Speaking Identity from Below1

Ammon Cheskin

in Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia: Discursive Identity Strategies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748697434
eISBN:
9781474418539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697434.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Chapter 5 moves away from an analysis of so-called elite discourse and instead analyses discourses and understandings of Russian speakers at the ground level. This chapter is based on focus group ... More


In Defense of the National tongue: Guardians, Legislators, and Monitors of the Norm

Michael S. Gorham

in After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452628
eISBN:
9780801470578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452628.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter begins by describing the varieties of purist discourse in the debates over language in the 1990s, showing how genetic, historical, and ecological metaphors of language in these writings ... More


Russian Conservatism

Paul Robinson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747342
eISBN:
9781501747366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747342.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This book examines the history of Russian conservative thought from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. As it shows, conservatism has made an underappreciated contribution to ... More


Introduction: Is Russia a Center or a Periphery?

Edith W. Clowes

in Russia on the Edge: Imagined Geographies and Post-Soviet Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448560
eISBN:
9780801460661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448560.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter considers the links between spatial discourse and national identity in post-Soviet Russia. Since the early 1990s powerfully opposing views about what it means to be ... More


Chronicles in Stone: Preservation, Patriotism, and Identity in Northwest Russia

Victoria Donovan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747878
eISBN:
9781501747892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747878.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book is a study of the powerful and pervasive myth of the Russian Northwest, its role in forming Soviet and Russian identities, and its impact on local communities. The book explores the ... More


Postmodernist Empire Meets Holy Rus': How Aleksandr Dugin Tried to Change the Eurasian Periphery into the Sacred Center of the World

Edith W. Clowes

in Russia on the Edge: Imagined Geographies and Post-Soviet Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448560
eISBN:
9780801460661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448560.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter begins a discussion of post-Soviet Russian identity and its self-definition through imagined geographies by introducing the neo-Eurasianist ideas espoused by Aleksandr Dugin. Stung by ... More


Kremlin’s post-2012 national policies: Encountering the merits and perils of identity-based social contract

Yuri Teper

in Russia Before and After Crimea: Nationalism and Identity, 2010-17

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474433853
eISBN:
9781474445207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433853.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter analyses the Kremlin’s changing attitudes towards nationalism since 2012, focusing on the post-2014 period. Failing to deliver on its economic and governance output promises, the Kremlin ... More


Russian Response: Archaeology, Russian Nationalism, and the “Arctic Homeland”

Victor A. Shnirelman

in Selective Remembrances: Archaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226450582
eISBN:
9780226450643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450643.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter examines the works of those specialists who have contributed to the development of contemporary Russian nationalists' views of the most remote past in general and the Slavs' origins in ... More


Russia’s Deconstructionist Westernizer: Mikhail Ryklin’s “Larger Space of Europe” Confronts Holy Rus’

Edith W. Clowes

in Russia on the Edge: Imagined Geographies and Post-Soviet Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448560
eISBN:
9780801460661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448560.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter probes Mikhail Ryklin's quest for a non-authoritarian Russian identity. Ryklin's psycho-geographical metaphors are herein used to examine the current Russian crisis of identity and to ... More


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