Chechnya (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
302
Utgivningsdatum
2004-05-01
Förlag
University of California Press
Medarbetare
Gorbachev, M.S. (foreword)
Illustrationer
1 map
Dimensioner
230 x 150 x 20 mm
Vikt
430 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780520238886
Chechnya (häftad)

Chechnya

Life in a War-Torn Society

Häftad Engelska, 2004-05-01
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This book illuminates one of the world's most troubled regions from a unique perspective--that of a prominent Russian intellectual. Valery Tishkov, a leading ethnographer who has also served in several important political posts, examines the evolution of the war in Chechnya that erupted in 1994, untangling the myths, the long-held resentments, and the ideological manipulations that have fueled the crisis. In particular, he explores the key themes of nationalism and violence that feed the turmoil there. Forceful, original, and timely, his study combines extensive interview material, historical perspectives, and deep local knowledge. Tishkov sheds light on Chechnya in particular and on how secessionist conflicts can escalate into violent conflagrations in general. With its balanced assessments of both Russian and Chechen perspectives, this book will be essential reading for people seeking to understand the role of Islamic fundamentalist nationalism in the contemporary world.
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Valery Tishkov is Professor of History and Anthropology and Director of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has published many books in Russian and is also the author of Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Conflict in and after the Soviet Union: The Mind Aflame (1997).

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Contents Foreword by Mikhail S. Gorbachev Preface 1. Ethnography and Theory 2. Indigenization, Deportation, and Return 3. Contradictory Modernization 4. Chechen Images 5. The Road to War 6. Dzhokhar: Hero and Devil 7. The Sons of War 8. The Culture of Hostage-Taking 9. Violence in Secessionist Warfare 10. The Impact on Family Life 11. Religion and the Chechen Conflict 12. The Myth and Reality of the "Great Victory" 13. An Ideology of Extremes 14. Chechnya as a Stage and a Role Conclusion Notes Main Characters Research Partners, Informants, and Cross-Reviewers Select Bibliography Index