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

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Dina Gusejnova


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


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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