Borderland Russians: Identity, Narrative and International Relations - Palgrave Studies in International Relations (Paperback)
  • Borderland Russians: Identity, Narrative and International Relations - Palgrave Studies in International Relations (Paperback)
zoom

Borderland Russians: Identity, Narrative and International Relations - Palgrave Studies in International Relations (Paperback)

(author)
£21.99
Paperback 174 Pages / Published: 01/01/2010
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Geir Honneland discusses some of the big questions in social science: What is identity? What is the role of identity and narrative in the study of international relations? The location is the Kola Peninsula, the most heavily militarized area of the world during the Cold War, now set to become Europe's next big oil playground.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349322329
Number of pages: 174
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2010


MEDIA REVIEWS

"I am fully convinced that this book provides a compelling case for the use of fieldwork and ethnographic methods in the study of foreign policy and international security." (Southeast European and Black Sea Studies)

'What a great snapshot of everyday identity in a Russian province! Local knowledge has arrived in International Relations'

Iver B. Neumann, Professorof Russian Studies, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and author of Uses of the Other: 'the East' in European Identity Formation

'The book treats one of the hottest and coolest issues in IR, the question of identity, in a well-informed, earnest, lively, humorous and entertaining manner. It solves the "big issues"' and yet makes pertinent observations on what it means to be a Russian, a Notherner, and most interesting, a Borderlander.'

Sergei Medvedev, Professor, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

'This book is very worth reading, because it gives a good insight into the way of thinking of the Kola Peninsula's ordinary population and, moreover, in a very easily understandable way.'

Polar Record

'Borderland Russians is a good read, and its added value stretches from the local level to the bigger questions dealing with identity-formation and everyday narratives.'

The Russian Review

'This highly readable and engaging work sheds new light on the region of Russia above the Arctic Circle, a neglected area of work in Russian politics, geography, and area studies... The work contributes to debates in international relations about how identities are assigned, how they evolve, and how they are made.'

- CHOICE

'Honneland introduces very interesting, big themes for the wide public.'

- Nordisk Ostforum - Nordic Journal of Russian and East European Affairs

'This is a highly readable book, which thanks to its clear style and absorbing content can be addressed also to readers from outside academia.'

- Studia Polityczne, Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Science

'Borderland Russians is informative, insightful and well written. It brings to the table fresh data and good analysis, and is in addition a genuine joy to read [...] No reader who seeks to understand how Russian Northerners view themselves, the South and their Western neighbors should miss out on this book.'

- Arctic Review on Law and Politics: Mikkel Berg-Nordlie, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research

'This book is a valuable source for readers interested in identity constructions'

- Europe-Asia Studies, 64:4

You may also be interested in...

EU Law
Added to basket
£43.99
Paperback
Global Politics
Added to basket
£35.99
Paperback
Making Sense of the Troubles
Added to basket
On Anarchism
Added to basket
£6.00
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Queen of the Desert
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
I Am Malala
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Utopia
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Gulag Archipelago
Added to basket
On Liberty
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Righteous Mind
Added to basket
The Establishment
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
This Changes Everything
Added to basket
Them: Adventures with Extremists
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A Spy Among Friends
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.