9780226142821

Bourdieu's Secret Admirer In The Caucasus: A World-System Biography

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  • ISBN13:

    9780226142821

  • ISBN10:

    0226142825

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-07-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasusis a gripping account of the developmental dynamics involved in the collapse of Soviet socialism. Fusing a narrative of human agency to his critical discussion of structural forces, Georgi M. Derluguian reconstructs from firsthand accounts the life story of Musa Shanibwho from a small town in the Caucasus grew to be a prominent leader in the Chechen revolution. In his examination of Shanib and his keen interest in the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu, Derluguian discerns how and why this dissident intellectual became a nationalist warlord. Exploring globalization, democratization, ethnic identity, and international terrorism, Derluguian contextualizes Shanib's personal trajectory from de-Stalinization through the nationalist rebellions of the 1990s, to the recent rise in Islamic militancy. He masterfully reveals not only how external economic and political forces affect the former Soviet republics but how those forces are in turn shaped by the individuals, institutions, ethnicities, and social networks that make up those societies. Drawing on the work of Charles Tilly, Immanuel Wallerstein, and, of course, Bourdieu, Derluguian's explanation of the recent ethnic wars and terrorist acts in Russia succeeds in illuminating the role of human agency in shaping history.

Author Biography

Georgi M. Derluguian is associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the International Studies Program at Northwestern University. He is coeditor of Questioning Geopolitics.


Table of Contents

MAPS vii
PHOTOS ix
INTRODUCTION DOES GLOBALIZATION BREED, ETHNIC VIOLENCE? 1(28)
1 THE FIELD 29(36)
2 COMPLEX TRIANGULATIONS 65(19)
3 THE DYNAMICS OF DE-STALINIZATION 84(20)
4 FROM 1968 TO 1989 104(25)
5 SOCIAL STRUCTURE 129(37)
6 THE NATIONALIZATION OF PROVINCIAL REVOLUTIONS 166(53)
7 THE SCRAMBLE FOR SOVIET SPOILS 219(68)
THEORETICAL REPRISE POSSIBILITY 287(38)
TABLES 325(6)
FIGURES 331(4)
NOTES 335(42)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 377(18)
INDEX 395

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