МЕНЬШИНСТВО, БОЛЬШИНСТВО И НАЦИОНАЛЬНОЕ ГОСУДАРСТВО = Minorities, majorities, and the nation-state

White, B. T. (2020) МЕНЬШИНСТВО, БОЛЬШИНСТВО И НАЦИОНАЛЬНОЕ ГОСУДАРСТВО = Minorities, majorities, and the nation-state. Ab Imperio, 2019(4), pp. 17-47. (doi: 10.1353/imp.2019.0111)

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Abstract

This is the Russian translation of chapter 1 "Minorities, Majorities and the Nation-State" in Benjamin Thomas White's 2011 book The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East: The Politics of Community in French Mandate Syria. White demonstrates that minority and majority in their modern meaning are very recent terms that gained prominence sometime around World War I, with the spread of modern nation-states. These concepts were meaningless in the structural imperial situation of multidimensional and uncoordinated diversity that characterized societies of the "old regime." Politically overloaded and analytically misleading in modern societies, "minority" and "majority" are even more meaningless when applied retrospectively to the past.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:White, Dr Benjamin Thomas
Authors: White, B. T.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Ab Imperio
Publisher:Redaktsiya Zhurnala Ab Imperio
ISSN:2166-4072
ISSN (Online):2164-9731

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