ALLWORTH, Edward, ed. BRZEZINSKI, Zbigniew. RAEFF, Marc.
Title: Soviet Nationality Problems. Hardcover in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Columbia University Press, New York & London, 1971, ISBN:0231034938
Seller ID: 113999
ALLWORTH, Edward, ed. Soviet Nationality Problems. Editor: Edward Allworth.New York & London : Columbia University Press, 1971. First Printing. Pp. ( 4),[v]-xiv,(4),-296. 8vo, brown cloth with copper lettered black title block to spine. "The nationality question was supposedly closed within the USSR over forty years ago. It has, however, been dramatically reopened by fresh generations of educated leaders emerging among all the major Soviet nationalities. They have made obsolete the old Russian-Communist policy of extending token recognition to nationality groups officially differentiated mainly by reference to variations in language, folklore, or costume. Economicadvance and disproportionate population increases among many nationalities have added impetus to this awakening. With self-determination the watchwor d in most other developing countries, it is evident that the Kremlin leadership now faces an array of modern problems in its old-fashioned empire. Simultaneously, social and technological changes are forcing the Soviet nationalities to reconsider courses of action crucial to their future. The present volume demonstrates the extraordinary range of nationality problems besetting the USSR. The issues are considered broadly and their possible resolutions are examined from both a contemporary and historical perspective. The authors scrutinize significant problems through the methodologies supplied by key academic disciplines. Research sources for nationality study are discussed in a bibliographical section; maps and tables summarize census and other current data about the nationality question." - from the dustjacket. Contents: "Restating the Soviet Nationality Question" (Edward Allworth); "Patterns of Russian Imperial Policy Toward the Nationalities" (Marc Raeff); "Soviet Communism and Nationalism: Three Stages of a Historical Development"(Hans Kohn); "Political Implications of Soviet Nationality Problems" (Zbig niew Brzezinski); "Statutory Recognition of Nationality Differences in the USSR" (John N. Hazard); "The Mixing of Russians and Soviet Nationalities and its Demographic Impact" (Robert A. Lewis); "Islamic, or Local Consciousness amond Soviet Nationalities?" (Alexandre Bennigsen); "A Sociological Approach to Soviet Nationality Problems" (Vaclav Lasmer); "Ethnic Identity among the Soviet Nationalities" (Paula G. Rubel); "Materials for Soviet Nationality Study: The Problem of Bibliography" (Eddward Allworth). A bit musty, else very good in lightly rubbed, nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 30.00