Alexander Etkind. Internal Colonization: Russia’s Imperial Experience. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2011

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Dina Gusejnova

Keywords

Russian Empire, Production of Knowledge, Imperial Consciousness, Orientalism, Cultural Memory, Historians

Abstract

Although Alexander Etkind’s book concerns “Russia’s imperial experience,” he presents empire as an “international project” (46). His reader is invited to a share of imperial experience through the double gaze of imperial administrators, theorists, and writers, who worked under multiple empires.
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