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Ethnicity, nationalism and conflict in and after the Soviet Union [electronic resource] : the mind aflame / Valery Tishkov.

By: Tishkov, V. A.
Contributor(s): International Peace Research Institute | United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1997Description: 1 online resource (xv, 334 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 0585365296 (electronic bk.); 9780585365299 (electronic bk.); 9781848609198 (electronic bk.); 1848609191 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Soviet Union -- Ethnic relations | Nationalism -- Soviet Union | Minorities -- Soviet Union | Former Soviet republics -- Ethnic relations | Nationalism -- Soviet Union -- Republics | Minorities -- Former Soviet republics | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies | Minor�ias -- Rusia | Nacionalismo -- Comunidad de Estados Independientes | Minor�ias -- Comunidad de Estados Independientes | Rusia -- Relaciones �etnicas | Comunidad de Estados Independientes -- Relaciones �etnicas | Nationalisme -- URSS | Minorit�es -- URSS | Nationalisme -- Ex-URSS | Minorit�es -- Ex-URSS | URSS -- Relations interethniques | Ex-URSS -- Relations interethniques | Politieke conflicten | Nationalisme | Etnische conflictenGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ethnicity, nationalism and conflict in and after the Soviet Union.DDC classification: 305.8/00947 Other classification: 89.58 Online resources: EBSCOhost | EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; On the Use of Titles, Names, and Categories; INTRODUCTION: THE FEEL OF THE GAME; PART ONE: GENERAL APPROACHES AND ISSUES; 1 -- Ethnicity in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Context; 2 -- Soviet Ethnic Engineering: Success and Failure; 3 -- Ethno-politics in a Time of Transition; 4 -- Territories, Resources, and Power; 5 -- Cultures and Languages in Conflict; PART TWO: CASE STUDIES; 6 -- The Russians are Leaving: Central Asia and Kazakhstan; 7 -- The Culture of Ethnic Violence: the Osh Conflict; 8 -- The Anatomy of Ethnic Cleansing: the Ingush-Ossetian Conflict.
Summary: Valery Tishkov is a well-known Russian historian and anthropologist, and former Minister of Nationalities in Yeltsin's government. This book draws on his inside knowledge of major events and extensive primary research. Tishkov argues that ethnicity has a multifaceted role: it is the most accessible basis for political mobilization; a means of controlling power and resources in a transforming society; and therapy for the great trauma suffered by individuals and groups under previous regimes. This complexity helps explain the contradictory nature and outcomes of public ethnic policies based on a.
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"PRIO, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo; UNRISD, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development."

Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-318) and index.

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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; On the Use of Titles, Names, and Categories; INTRODUCTION: THE FEEL OF THE GAME; PART ONE: GENERAL APPROACHES AND ISSUES; 1 -- Ethnicity in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Context; 2 -- Soviet Ethnic Engineering: Success and Failure; 3 -- Ethno-politics in a Time of Transition; 4 -- Territories, Resources, and Power; 5 -- Cultures and Languages in Conflict; PART TWO: CASE STUDIES; 6 -- The Russians are Leaving: Central Asia and Kazakhstan; 7 -- The Culture of Ethnic Violence: the Osh Conflict; 8 -- The Anatomy of Ethnic Cleansing: the Ingush-Ossetian Conflict.

Valery Tishkov is a well-known Russian historian and anthropologist, and former Minister of Nationalities in Yeltsin's government. This book draws on his inside knowledge of major events and extensive primary research. Tishkov argues that ethnicity has a multifaceted role: it is the most accessible basis for political mobilization; a means of controlling power and resources in a transforming society; and therapy for the great trauma suffered by individuals and groups under previous regimes. This complexity helps explain the contradictory nature and outcomes of public ethnic policies based on a.

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