Gruppi senza etnicità : alla ricerca delle nazioni in Asia centrale (1917-24)

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    Through a discussion of recent literature on early Soviet Central Asia and the use of archival material, the essay sheds light on politically legitimate discourses used in Central Asia from the revolution to the creation of administrative units based on ethnic criteria (1924). The focus is on the shifts in the accepted national catego- ries and the derivative nature of the «national discourse» used at different moments and at different levels in the administration. The article also provides a contextualization of this specific discourse within Soviet transformative policies of local economy and society.
    Original languageItalian
    Pages (from-to)257-311
    Number of pages55
    JournalStorica : rivista quadrimestrale
    Issue number43-44-45
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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