Re-making a frontier community or defending ethnic boundaries? The Caucasus in Cossack identity
Popov, Anton. (2012) Re-making a frontier community or defending ethnic boundaries? The Caucasus in Cossack identity. Europe-Asia Studies, 64 (9). pp. 1739-1757. ISSN 0966-8136Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2012.718422
The essay focuses on the notion of the Caucasus as a reference point in the construction of Cossack identity in southern Russia. Since the late Soviet period, the Cossack revivalist/nativist movement has emerged in the territories which constituted the frontier zones of Tsarist Russia. Arguably, the historical Cossack hosts were established as a kind of frontier community which played an important role in the expansion of the Russian Empire. This essay examines how post-Soviet Cossacks reinterpret the meanings of the Caucasus as a spatial and cultural realm where, or in relation to which, they produce their identity as a distinct ethnic and cultural community.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Europe-Asia Studies|
|Date:||1 October 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 1739-1757|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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