Was ist Eurasien? Das metageographische Erbe des enzyklopädischen Diskurses

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Eurasian geography, which plays a central role in current Russian geopolitical imagination, is a metageographical legacy rooted, among other things, in the official encyclopedic knowledge and popular geography of the late socialist period. In Russia and in academic Russian Studies, the word Eurasia is almost exclusively associated with Eurasianism, and often contextualized in the framework of Russian nationalism, imperialism, and/or messianism. To review the concept of Eurasia form a different perspective, this chapter traces its changing notions across decades and cultural spheres by analyzing Russian and European encyclopedic knowledge. Understood often as given and natural, continental divisions are, in fact, cultural constructs. In the period of late socialism they functioned as key spatial structures of geopolitical imagination on both sides of the East – West division. The chapter compares Western definitions of Eurasia with those in Russian and Soviet encyclopedias from early 20th to early 21st centuries and, thus, sheds light on how Eurasia works as a metageographical legacy in current political debates.
Bidragets titel på inmatningsspråkMikä on Euraasia? 1900-luvun tietosanakirjadiskurssin metamaantieteellinen perintö
Titel på gästpublikationRussland als/und Eurasien : Kulturelle Konfigurationen
RedaktörerChristine Engel, Birgit Menzel
Antal sidor20
FörlagFrank & Timme
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-7329-0353-5
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-3-7329-9687-2
StatusPublicerad - 2018
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok


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