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Author Balzer, Marjorie Mandelstam, author

Title Galvanizing nostalgia? : indigeneity and sovereignty in Siberia / Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
Published Ithaca, [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction: Contested ecological, cultural, and political sovereignty in Russia -- Sakha Republic (Yakutia): resource rich and pivotal -- Republic of Buryatia: gerrymandered and struggling -- Tyva (Tuva): a borderline state with demographic advantages -- Crossover trends: Eurasianism, competition, cooperation and protest -- Conclusions: Federalism, cultural dignity, and nostalgia
Summary "This book explores the survival of federal Russia. Based on the field of cultural anthropology and historical research in the republics of Eastern Siberia--Sakha (Yakutia), Buryatia, and Tyva (Tuva)--the book highlights Indigenous concerns about civil society, spiritual vitality, and ecology. Indigenous groups are defending their lands and rights without being secessionist"-- Provided by publisher
Analysis Republics of the Russian Far East, ecology and climate change in the Arctic, nested sovereignty, federalism in Russia, Sakha (Yakutia), Buryatia and Tyva
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 21, 2021)
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia -- Ethnic identity
Yakut (Turkic people) -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia
Buriats -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia
Tuvinian (Turkic people) -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia
HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Indigenous peoples -- Ethnic identity
Politics and government
Social conditions
Tuvinian (Turkic people)
Yakut (Turkic people)
SUBJECT Siberia (Russia) -- Social conditions
Siberia (Russia) -- Politics and government
Subject Russia (Federation) -- Siberia
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021032694
ISBN 9781501759796