The savage in the Jew: Race, class, and nation in post-Soviet Moscow

Authors
Citation
Sl. Goluboff, The savage in the Jew: Race, class, and nation in post-Soviet Moscow, IDENTITIES, 8(2), 2001, pp. 283-312
Citations number
52
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Sociology & Antropology
Journal title
IDENTITIES-GLOBAL STUDIES IN CULTURE AND POWER
ISSN journal
1070-289X → ACNP
Volume
8
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
283 - 312
Database
ISI
SICI code
1070-289X(200106)8:2<283:TSITJR>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
The study of the interrelationships between Russian Jews and Mountain Jews at the Moscow Choral Synagogue provides a basis to explore how race defines the Russian and Jewish nations. An examination of the racializing discours es used by men from both groups to categorize one another shows how images of gender and sexuality shaped these narratives and provided the means to s ubvert them. An exploration of the making of the nation through women's bod ies illustrates the tenuous and power-laden processes of identity formation in post-socialist societies.