Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster „Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration“

New release: Resignification of Borders. Edited by Nina Frieß and Konstantin Kaminskij

5. September 2019


Eurasianism and the Russian World
Series: Ost-West-Express. Kultur und Übersetzung, Volume 37
Berlin: Frank & Timme 2019

Eurasianism has proved to be an unexpectedly diverse and highly self-reflexive concept. By transforming the way we describe the Eurasian landmass, it also resignifies our field of studies and its disciplinary boundaries. In this process, Eurasianism itself is subject to a constant resignification. The present volume builds on this notion while pursuing an innovative approach to Eurasianism. The authors advance the well-established positions that view Eurasianism as a historical intellectual movement or as an ideology of Russian neo-Imperialism, and proceed to unpack an innovative vision of Eurasianism as a process of renegotiating cultural values and identity narratives - in and beyond Russia. This procedural approach provides deeper insight into the operationality of the identity narratives and shifting semantics of Eurasianism in its relation to the Russian World. (publisher)

Dr. Nina Frieß studied Political Science and Slavic Studies. She is a researcher at the Centre for Eastern European and International Studies (ZOiS) Berlin.

Dr. Konstantin Kaminskij works at the Department of Slavic Studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He holds a PhD in Slavic Studies and Eastern European History from the University of Konstanz. He is also the founder and CEO of 'Central Asia and Caucasus School for Ecological Education' (CACSEE).

This collected volume is based on a conference that was organised by the Center of Excellence "Cultural Foundations of Social Integration", University of Konstanz. The Center supported the English editing as well.