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Author Faller, Helen M.

Title Nation, language, Islam : Tatarstan's sovereignty movement / Helen M. Faller
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 333 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. Global Cultural Studies Supplement
Contents How Tatar nation-builders came to be -- What Tatarstan letters to the editor (1990-1993) reveal about the unmaking of Soviet people -- Creating Soviet people : the meanings of alphabets -- Cultural difference and political ideologies -- Repossessing Kazan -- Kazan in black and white -- Mong and the national reproduction of collective sorrow -- Words apart
Summary A detailed academic treatise of the history of nationality in Tatarstan. The book demonstrates how state collapse and national revival influenced the divergence of worldviews among exSoviet people in Tatarstan, where a political movement for sovereignty (19862000) had significant social effects, most saliently, by increasing the domains where people speak the Tatar language and circulating ideas associated with Tatar culture. Also addresses the question of how Russian Muslims experience quotidian life in the postSoviet period. The only booklength ethnography in English on Tatars, Russia's second most populous nation, and also the largest Muslim community in the Federation, offers a major contribution to our understanding of how and why nations form and how and why they matter - and the limits of their influence, in the Tatar case
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Nationalism -- Russia (Federation) -- Tatarstan
Tatars -- Russia (Federation) -- Tatarstan -- Ethnic identity
Islam and state -- Russia (Federation) -- Tatarstan
Islam and politics -- Russia (Federation) -- Tatarstan
Tatar language -- Political aspects
Tatar language -- Social aspects
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
Autonomy and independence movements.
Islam and politics.
Islam and state.
Politics and government.
Tatars -- Ethnic identity.
Tatarstan (Russia) -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements
Tatarstan (Russia) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Russia (Federation) -- Tatarstan.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011007060
ISBN 9781441694621