Socialist and post-Socialist Mongolia : nation, identity, and culture / edited by Simon Wickhamsmith and Phillip P. Marzluf.

  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.
  • © 2021
1 online resource (283 pages).


Summary note
"This book re-examines the origins of modern Mongolian nationalism, discussing nation building as sponsored by the socialist Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party and the Soviet Union, emphasizing in particular the role of the arts and the humanities. It considers the politics and society of the early revolutionary period and assesses the ways in which ideas about nationhood were constructed in a response to Soviet socialism. It goes on to analyze the consequences of socialist cultural and social transformations on pastoral, Kazakh, and other identities and outlines the implications of socialist nation-building on post-socialist Mongolian national identity. Overall, Socialist and Post-Socialist Mongolia highlights how Mongolia's population of widely scattered semi-nomadic pastoralists posed challenges for socialist administrators attempting to create a homogenous mass nation of individual citizens who share a set of cultural beliefs, historical memories, collective symbols, and civic ideas; additionally, the book addresses the changes brought more recently by democratic governance"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Note on transliteration and Mongolian names
  • Introduction
  • Khural democracy: Post-Imperial debates in Russia and China and the making of the Mongolian Constitution, 1905-1924
  • D. Natsagdorj, Mongolian travel writing, and ideas about national identity
  • Andre Simukov and Mongolian nationalism
  • Official script changes in Socialist Mongolia
  • D. Sengee and the birth of Mongolian Socialist realism
  • Faces of the state: Film and state propaganda in Socialist Mongolia
  • "Capitalist Art" and the invention of tradition in twentieth-century Mongolia
  • "Running in My Blood": The musical legacy of state Socialism in Mongolia
  • Shadows of a heroic singer: J. Dorjdagva (1904-1991) and the Mongolian long-song tradition
  • Mongolia in transition: 1986-1990
  • Language, identity, and relocalization: Social media users in post-Socialist Mongolia
  • Boundaries and peripheries: Shifting frames of identity, territoriality, and belonging among Kazakh ethnic minorities in Mongolia
  • Milk, female labor, and human animal relations in contemporary Mongolia.
  • 1-000-33715-4
  • 1-000-33727-8
  • 0-367-35059-9
  • 10.4324/9780367350598.
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