Review of L.V. Sagitova’s monograph “The Republic of Tatarstan: Identity Policy and Its Actors”
This paper offers a critical outlook on the new book of Kazan scholar, Dr. L.V. Sagitova “The Republic of Tatarstan: Identity Policy and Its Actors”. The author examines how political actors at the subnational level, in the Tatarstan of Republic try to mobilize political, economic, and cultural support for their policy by calling on common values, thereby actively furthering the development of post-communist regional identity. The author also argues that Tatarstan identity is a politically constructed and reconstructed phenomenon.
Keywords: identity, political actors, the Republic of Tatarstan, transition
For citation: Magomedov A.K. Review of L.V. Sagitova’s monograph “The Republic of Tatarstan: Identity Policy and Its Actors”. Istoricheskaya etnologiya – Historical Ethnology, 2018, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 188–191. DOI: 10.22378/he.2018-3-1.188-191
1. Sagitova L.V. Respublika Tatarstan: politika identichnosti i ee aktory: monografiya [The Republic of Tatarstan: Identity Politics and Its Actors: Monograph]. Kazan, Sh. Marjani Institute of History, Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, 2018. 360 p. (In Russian)
About the author: Arbahan K. Magomedov is a Doctor of Science (Politics), Professor, Chairman of the Department of Public Relations, Advertising and Cultural Studies, Dean of the Faculty of Culture and Art, Ulyanovsk State University (42, Lev Tolstoy St., Ulyanovsk 432000, Russian Federation); firstname.lastname@example.org