The Many Ways of Being Soviet: Urban Elites, People's Friendship, and Ethnic Diversity in Postwar Soviet Frunze

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Florin M
Journal: Ab Imperio
Publication year: 2018
Journal issue: 4
Pages range: 147-170
ISSN: 2166-4072


Abstract

The article analyzes ideas and concepts of belonging among cultural and political elites in the capital of Soviet Kyrgyzstan, Frunze (now Bishkek) as a late Soviet multiethnic city. The author argues that local elites availed themselves of various concepts of being Soviet in order to redefine their social position within a highly differentiated social and ethnic environment. Even if these elites identified themselves with the Soviet project, they could refer to a range of different, sometimes mutually exclusive ideologies and notions of citizenship. In this sense, they not only belonged to diverse urban milieus but also were Soviet in many different ways.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Florin, Moritz Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Neuere und Neueste Geschichte mit dem Schwerpunkt der Geschichte Osteuropas


How to cite

APA:
Florin, M. (2018). The Many Ways of Being Soviet: Urban Elites, People's Friendship, and Ethnic Diversity in Postwar Soviet Frunze. Ab Imperio, 4, 147-170. https://dx.doi.org/10.1353/imp.2018.0096

MLA:
Florin, Moritz. "The Many Ways of Being Soviet: Urban Elites, People's Friendship, and Ethnic Diversity in Postwar Soviet Frunze." Ab Imperio 4 (2018): 147-170.

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