Ideologies of race : imperial Russia and the Soviet Union in global context / edited by David Rainbow

  • Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2019]
  • ©2019
1 online resource (viii, 350 pages)


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"When it comes to the history of race, it is not obvious where Russia fits in. Some have made the case that race has had little effect on how people were treated in Russia and the Soviet Union. Others, in contrast, have insisted that Russia was no less racist than its European neighbors and their overseas colonies. Race in Russia, it seems, is either irrelevant, or lurking underneath a thin veneer of "friendship-of-peoples" propaganda. This paradox has made it difficult to understand--both inside and outside of the region--rising racial tension in Russian and Eurasian societies in recent years. Ideologies of Race: Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union in Global Context is a collection of new studies that help to make sense of the paradox. Bringing together historians, literary scholars and anthropologists of Russia, the Soviet Union, Western Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America, Ideologies of Race shifts the question from whether Russia and the Soviet Union had race or racism like the "classic" racialized regimes (usually Nazi Germany and the United States), to how race worked in Russia and the Soviet Union at various points. It approaches race as ideology, an approach that illuminates the complicated and sometimes contradictory intersection between ideas about race and racializing practices. Examining the ideologies of race in Russia and the Soviet Union yields crucial insights on the global history of race, and the ongoing effects of that history on the contemporary world."-- Provided by publisher
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  • Constructing race, ethnicity, and nationhood in Imperial Russia : issues and misconceptions / Vera Tolz
  • The matter of race / Alaina Lemon
  • Race and racial thinking : a view from the Atlantic world / Aisha Khan
  • Racial purity vs imperial hybridity : the case of Vladimir Jabotinsky against the Russian Empire / Marina Mogilner
  • The racialization of Soviet Gypsies : Roma, nationality politics, and socialist transformation in Stalin's Soviet Union / Brigid O'Keeffe
  • Russia, Germany, and the problem of race / Eric D. Weitz
  • Racial "degeneration" and Siberian regionalism in the late imperial period / David Rainbow
  • Children of mixed marriage in Soviet Central Asia : dilemmas of identity and belonging / Adrienne Edgar
  • Race, regions, and ethnicities : a Brazilian perspective / Barbara Weinstein
  • Occidental bullyism? Russia, Yun Ch'iho, and race in the early twentieth-century Pacific / Susanna Soojung Lim
  • Was Soviet internationalism anti-racist? Toward a history of foreign others in the USSR / Anika Walke
  • Pan-Mongolism to anti-racist internationalism : perspectives from US history / Gunja SenGupta.
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