Post-Soviet nationalism(s)

Joep Leerssen's picture

This query comes on behalf of a young colleague who has been working on Muslim intellectuals in the Central Asian republics. He was wondering if there was any existing work on a typology of post-Soviet nationalism, in particular for Islamic post-USSR successor states, with their competing self-definitiions in religious, political or ethnocultural (Turkic; internalized orientalism) terms, and their legacy of a vacillating repression/encouragement of their national identities under the Soviet system. (That last bit sounds familiar also for non-Islamic post-Soviet states like Armenia and Georgia). I know the Ab Imperio journal has done great stuff on specific issues but are there any more general studies/typologies?