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Nested Nationalism: Making and Unmaking Nations in the Soviet Caucasus

Krista A. Goff


This book is a study of the politics and practices of managing national minority identifications, rights, and communities in the Soviet Union and the personal and political consequences of such efforts. Titular nationalities that had republics named after them in the USSR were comparatively privileged within the boundaries of “their” republics, but they still often chafed both at Moscow's influence over republican affairs and at broader Russian hegemony across the Soviet Union. Meanwhile, members of nontitular communities frequently complained that nationalist republican leaders sought to buil ... More

Keywords: minority rights, Soviet Union, Soviet nationality policies, minority nationalism, majority nationalism, national identification, minority identification, interethnic relationships

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501753275
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501753275.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Krista A. Goff, author
University of Miami