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Title Identity and nation building in everyday post-socialist life / edited by Abel Polese, Jeremy Morris, Oleksandra Seliverstova and Emilia Pawlusz
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Series Routledge contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe series ; 75
Routledge contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe series ; 75
Summary This book explores the function of the “everyday” in the formation, consolidation and performance of national, sub-national and local identities in the former socialist region. Based on extensive original research including fieldwork, the book demonstrates how the study of everyday and mundane practices is a meaningful and useful way of understanding the socio-political processes of identity formation both at the top and bottom level of a state. The book covers a wide range of countries including the Baltic States, Ukraine, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and considers “everyday” banal practices, including those related to consumption, kinship, embodiment, mobility, music, and the use of objects and artifacts. Overall, the book draws on, and contributes to, theory; and shows how the process of nation-building is not just undertaken by formal actors, such as the state, its institutions and political elites. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Group identity -- Former Soviet republics.
Nation-building -- Former Soviet republics.
Nationalism -- Former Soviet republics.
Post-communism -- Former Soviet republics.
Form Electronic book
Author Polese, Abel, editor
ISBN 1351735438 (electronic bk.)
9781351735438 (electronic bk.)