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Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus

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Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus is 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 first-hand accounts the life story of Musa Shanib - who 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 globalisation, democratisation, ethnic identity, and international terrorism, Derluguian contextualises Shanib's personal trajectory from de-Stalinisation 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 also how those forces are in turn shaped by the individuals, institutions, ethnicities, and social networks that make up those societies.

With the exception of slight soiling to the cover this paperback edition is in almost new condition.

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Author(s):
Georgi M Derlugian
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
15.3 x 23 cms
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226142833
Number of pages:
406
Publisher:
The University of Chicago Press
Title:
Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus

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Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus is 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 first-hand accounts the life story of Musa Shanib - who 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 globalisation, democratisation, ethnic identity, and international terrorism, Derluguian contextualises Shanib's personal trajectory from de-Stalinisation 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 also how those forces are in turn shaped by the individuals, institutions, ethnicities, and social networks that make up those societies.

With the exception of slight soiling to the cover this paperback edition is in almost new condition.

Author(s):
Georgi M Derlugian
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
15.3 x 23 cms
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226142833
Number of pages:
406
Publisher:
The University of Chicago Press
Title:
Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus

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