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Veiled Empire

Author : Douglas Northrop
ISBN : 9781501702969
Genre : History
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Drawing on extensive research in the archives of Russia and Uzbekistan, Douglas Northrop here reconstructs the turbulent history of a Soviet campaign that sought to end the seclusion of Muslim women. In Uzbekistan it focused above all on a massive effort to eliminate the heavy horsehair-and-cotton veils worn by many women and girls. This campaign against the veil was, in Northrop's view, emblematic of the larger Soviet attempt to bring the proletarian revolution to Muslim Central Asia, a region Bolsheviks saw as primitive and backward. The Soviets focused on women and the family in an effort to forge a new, "liberated" social order. This unveiling campaign, however, took place in the context of a half-century of Russian colonization and the long-standing suspicion of rural Muslim peasants toward an urban, colonial state. Widespread resistance to the idea of unveiling quickly appeared and developed into a broader anti-Soviet animosity among Uzbeks of both sexes. Over the next quarter-century a bitter and often violent confrontation ensued, with battles being waged over indigenous practices of veiling and seclusion. New local and national identities coalesced around these very practices that had been placed under attack. Veils became powerful anticolonial symbols for the Uzbek nation as well as important markers of Muslim propriety. Bolshevik leaders, who had seen this campaign as an excellent way to enlist allies while proving their own European credentials as enlightened reformers, thus inadvertently strengthened the seclusion of Uzbek women—precisely the reverse of what they set out to do. Northrop's fascinating and evocative book shows both the fluidity of Central Asian cultural practices and the real limits that existed on Stalinist authority, even during the ostensibly totalitarian 1930s.

Der Imperialismus Als H Chstes Stadium Des Kapitalismus

Author : Vladimir I. Lenin
ISBN : 3922431747
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Der Feind Ist Berall

Author : Jörg Baberowski
ISBN : UOM:39015063255429
Genre : Azerbaijan
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Moderne Zeiten

Author : Jörg Baberowski
ISBN : 352536735X
Genre : History
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English summary: English summary: In recent scholarship war and violence in the 20th century are understood as reflections of modernity. National Socialism and stalinism, Italian fascism and the New Deal in the USA are seen as results of modernity. This book, however, underlines the importance of the pre-modern roots of the violent excesses of the 20th century. It places the experiences with the totalitarian dictatorships in Russia, the Soviet Union and China into the context of modern ideas and pre-modern living conditions. German description: Die neuere historische Forschung interpretiert die Kriege und Gewalttaten des 20. Jahrhunderts als Reflex der Moderne. Nationalsozialismus und Stalinismus werden ebenso als Resultate der Moderne verstanden wie der Faschismus in Italien oder der New Deal in den USA. Die Autoren dieses Bandes hingegen betonen die vormodernen Wurzeln der Gewaltexzesse im 20. Jahrhundert und verorten die Diktaturerfahrungen in Russland, in der Sowjetunion und in China im Spannungsfeld moderner Ideen und vormoderner Lebenswelten. German description: Die neuere historische Forschung interpretiert die Kriege und Gewalttaten des 20. Jahrhunderts als Reflex der Moderne. Nationalsozialismus und Stalinismus werden ebenso als Resultate der Moderne verstanden wie der Faschismus in Italien oder der New Deal in den USA. Die Autoren dieses Bandes hingegen betonen die vormodernen Wurzeln der Gewaltexzesse im 20. Jahrhundert und verorten die Diktaturerfahrungen in Russland, in der Sowjetunion und in China im Spannungsfeld moderner Ideen und vormoderner Lebenswelten.

A Companion To World History

Author : Douglas Northrop
ISBN : 9781118977514
Genre : History
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A Companion to World History presents over 30 essays from an international group of historians that both identify continuing areas of contention, disagreement, and divergence in world and global history, and point to directions for further debate. Features a diverse cast of contributors that include established world historians and emerging scholars Explores a wide range of topics and themes, including and the practice of world history, key ideas of world historians, the teaching of world history and how it has drawn upon and challenged "traditional" teaching approaches, and global approaches to writing world history Places an emphasis on non-Anglophone approaches to the topic Considers issues of both scholarship and pedagogy on a transnational, interregional, and world/global scale

Soviet Postcolonial Studies

Author : Epp Annus
ISBN : 9781351850568
Genre : Social Science
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Postcolonial studies is a well-established academic field, rich in theory, but it is based mostly on postcolonial experiences in former West European colonial empires. This book takes a different approach, considering postcolonial theory in relation to the former Soviet bloc. It both applies existing postcolonial theory to this different setting, and also uses the experiences of former Soviet bloc countries to refine and advance theory. Drawing on a wide range of sources, and presenting insights and material of relevance to scholars in a wide range of subjects, the book explores topics such as Soviet colonality as co-constituted with Soviet modernity, the affective structure of identity-creation in national and imperial subjects, and the way in which cultural imaginaries and everyday materialities were formative of Soviet everyday experience.

Der Weg Nach Oxiana

Author : Robert Byron
ISBN : 384772004X
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Goodbye Leningrad

Author : Elena Gorokhova
ISBN : 9783423409582
Genre : Fiction
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»Unglaublich gut geschrieben.« Frank McCourt Lena wächst in einem typisch sowjetischen Wohnblock auf: Die Fassade bröckelt, die Mülltonnen im Hof quellen über, in der Wohnung trocknen neben der Wäsche auch die im Wald gesammelten Pilze. Schon früh lernt sie, wie wichtig es ist, ihre wahren Gedanken und Gefühle für sich zu behalten. Vor allem wenn man sich wie Lena in die Sprache des Klassenfeindes verliebt hat: Der Englischunterricht wird zum Fenster in eine andere Welt. Als der amerikanische Gaststudent Robert ihr einen Heiratsantrag macht, zögert Lena nicht lange: Mit 20 Kilo Gepäck checkt sie ein in ein neues Leben.

Kirgistan Und Die Sowjetische Moderne

Author : Moritz Florin
ISBN : 9783847003137
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Neuordnungen Von Lebenswelten

Author : Andreas Frings
ISBN : 3825880443
Genre : Europe, Eastern
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