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Ein unik sivilisasjon: Russlandsførestellingar før og no
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies. (Identitetsformation)
2012 (Norwegian Nynorsk; Nynorsk, Norwegian)In: Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift, ISSN 0800-336X, E-ISSN 1504-3053, no 3, 237-247 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The article explores the so-called “civilizational nationalism” that is becoming increasingly popular in post-Soviet Russia, as seen most recently in an article Vladimir Putin published in January 2012. Here he adopts the rhetoric of “Russia as a unique civilization” that had previously been developed by Russian public intellectuals and academics. Having outlined the general features of this ideology, the article provides a more detailed discussion of one of the most significant theoreticians of this nationalism, Aleksandr Panarin. His views are compared, in turn, with those of Nikolai Danilevskii, the nineteenth-century writer who introduced “civilization” into Russian public discourse. Despite the many similarities, for instance a shared critique of Eurocentrism, it is demonstrated that nineteenth-century ideas of a Russian civilization differ significantly from the post-Soviet ones, above all in the former’s temporal orientation towards the future. Post-Soviet civilizational nationalism, in contrast, locates Russian civilization first and foremost in the past.

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Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2012. no 3, 237-247 p.
Keyword [en]
Russian nationalism, civilization theories, conceptual history
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Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-179278OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-179278DiVA: diva2:544024
Available from: 2012-08-13 Created: 2012-08-13 Last updated: 2012-12-12Bibliographically approved

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