The Resource Struggle over Identity : the official and the alternative "Belarusianness", Nelly Bekus

Struggle over Identity : the official and the alternative "Belarusianness", Nelly Bekus

Label
Struggle over Identity : the official and the alternative "Belarusianness"
Title
Struggle over Identity
Title remainder
the official and the alternative "Belarusianness"
Statement of responsibility
Nelly Bekus
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Nelly Bekus' book adds appreciably to the debate about Belarusian identity. Her highly original and thoughtful study enhances our current understanding of the contemporary state led by President Alyaksandr Lukashenka since 1994. Provocative and yet dispassionate, the book should appeal to all interested in nation building two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union." David R. Marples, Distinguished University Professor, University of Alberta, Canada --Book Jacket
  • Comparing the two concepts not only provides understanding of the logic that dominates Belarusian society's self-description models, but also enables us to evaluate the chances of alternative Belarusianness to win this unequal struggle over identity. --
  • The monograph describes how the ethno-symbolic nation of the Belarusian nationalists, based on the cultural capital of the Golden Age of the Belarusian past (17th century) competes with the ǹation' institutionalized and reified by the numerous civic rituals and social practices under the auspices of the actual post-Soviet Belarusian state. --
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
947.8
Index
index present
LC call number
DK507.34
LC item number
.B45 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Struggle over Identity : the official and the alternative "Belarusianness", Nelly Bekus
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Nation in theory -- Nation-formation strategies in contemporary nation-studies -- State and nation -- Nationalism, capitalism, liberalism : the East European perspective -- Nationalism and socialism : the Soviet case -- pt. 2. The rise and development of the Belarusian national idea -- The first Belarusian nationalist movement : between national and class interests -- Byelorussian republic within the Soviet state -- Post-Soviet conditions for independence -- pt. 3. Belarusian post-communism -- The election of the first Belarusian president as a mirror of Belarusian preferences -- "Labels" of the Belarusian regime -- "Triple transformation" and Belarus -- Prerequisites of democratization and authoritarianism in Belarus -- pt. 4. Arguments and paradoxes of weak Belarusian identity -- Belarus as an example of national and democratic failure -- The Russian factor in Belarusian self-perception -- The paradox of "national pride" -- Paradoxes of political and linguistic Russification -- Lack of religious basis for national unity -- pt. 5. The struggle over identity -- Two ideas of "Belarusianness" in place of "sole" national idea -- Belarusian-specific nature of the public sphere : invisible wall -- Belarusian tradition : the alternative and official historical narrations -- Political discourses of alternative Belarusianness -- National ideology of the Belarusian state as a political articulation of official Belarusianness -- pt. 6. Cultural manifestation versus social reification -- Two Belarusian approaches to the politics of identity -- "The Belarusian globe" : an encyclopedia of what existed before communism -- Belarusian National Film Misterium occupation : distancing themselves from Soviets and Russians -- Free theater : alternative Belarusianness on the stage -- Independent rock music : critical reflection and protest -- Medieval reenactors : a manifestation of Belarus's European history -- The official politics of identity : social reification strategy
Control code
ocn649837711
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (306 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789639776685
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt7h4tf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b26717335
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)649837711
  • acls1441658149

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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