Russia: A part of the west or apart from the west?

Kaempf, Sebastian (2010) Russia: A part of the west or apart from the west?. International Relations, 24 3: 313-340. doi:10.1177/0047117810377372

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Author Kaempf, Sebastian
Title Russia: A part of the west or apart from the west?
Journal name International Relations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0047-1178
1741-2862
Publication date 2010-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0047117810377372
Volume 24
Issue 3
Start page 313
End page 340
Total pages 28
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Outlining the century-old debates about 'What is Russia?', this article - by drawing on a variety of sources such as fiction, culture, cartoons and identity - shows how Russian and Western answers to this question have impacted on each other. To do so, the article first examines the extent to which Russian society - ever since the Mongolian Yoke - has been culturally torn between Westerniser and anti-Westerniser positions. It then complements the insights into Russia's self-reflective identity formation in two ways: by illustrating how Russia, in the West, has become portrayed as a caricature of the Western consciousness and by demonstrating how the Russian 'Self', in return, has been defined through the prism of Western expectations. © The Author(s), 2010.
Keyword Cartoons
History
Imagination
Perception
Russia
Russian culture
Soviet Union
West
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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