Week 2

Mon, August 31: Categorizing the Nations

Francine Hirsch, “The Soviet Union as a Work-in-Progress: Ethnographers and the Category Nationality in the 1926, 1937, and 1939 Censuses,” Slavic Review 56:2 (Summer 1997), pp. 251-278

Vladimir Lenin, “Lenin on the National Question (Speech at the All-Russian Navy Congress)”

Joseph Stalin, “The Political Tasks of the University of the Peoples of the East”

Weds., September 2: Reconceptualizing the Western Borderlands

Kate Brown, A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland, Introduction, chapters 1-2