Soviet Postcolonial Studies: A View from the Western Borderlands

1st Edition

Epp Annus

Routledge
Published February 4, 2019
Reference - 300 Pages - 50 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367234546 - CAT# K422479
Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

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Summary

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.

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