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Author Riga, Liliana, 1962-
Title The Bolsheviks and the Russian Empire / Liliana Riga
Imprint New York ; Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  DK266.5 .R54 2012    AVAILABLE    30610020403135
 Modern History Library  324.247075 R565    AVAILABLE    30550100545134
Descript xiii, 313 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "This comparative historical sociology of the Bolshevik revolutionaries offers a reinterpretation of political radicalization in the last years of the Russian Empire. Finding that two-thirds of the Bolshevik leadership were ethnic minorities - Ukrainians, Latvians, Georgians, Jews and others - this book examines the shared experiences of assimilation and socioethnic exclusion that underlay their class universalism. It suggests that imperial policies toward the Empire's diversity radicalized class and ethnicity as intersectional experiences, creating an assimilated but excluded elite: lower-class Russians and middle-class minorities universalized particular exclusions as they disproportionately sustained the economic and political burdens of maintaining the multiethnic Russian Empire. The Bolsheviks' social identities and routes to revolutionary radicalism show especially how a class-universalist politics was appealing to those seeking secularism in response to religious tensions, a universalist politics where ethnic and geopolitical insecurities were exclusionary, and a tolerant 'imperial' imaginary where Russification and illiberal repressions were most keenly felt"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-301) and index
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Identity and Empire: 1. Reconceptualizing Bolshevism; 2. Social identities and imperial rule; Part II. Imperial Strategies and Routes to Radicalism in Contexts: 3. The Jewish Bolsheviks; 4. The Polish and Lithuanian Bolsheviks; 5. The Ukranian Bolsheviks; 6. The Latvian Bolsheviks; 7. The South Caucasian Bolsheviks; 8. The Russian Bolsheviks
Subject Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936
Communism -- Soviet Union -- History
Revolutionaries -- Soviet Union -- History
Radicals -- Soviet Union -- History
Minorities -- Political activity -- Soviet Union -- History
Ethnicity -- Political aspects -- Soviet Union -- History
Assimilation (Sociology) -- Political aspects -- Soviet Union -- History
Marginality, Social -- Political aspects -- Soviet Union -- History
Social classes -- Soviet Union -- History
Soviet Union -- Social conditions -- 1917-1945
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