Бритые и бородатые (там, внутри: практика внутренней колонизации в культурной истории России)
Alexander Etkind, the initiator and editor of the collection of articles, tried to provide comprehensive substantiation for the concept of “inner colonization” as a salient feature of Russian history. The attempt has not been a perfect success, for even some of the contributors to the collection do not share his theoretical perspective. In the reviewer’s opinion, the main cause of the theoretical failure is that the idea of Russian history as a history of “inner colonization” reduces the multitude of agents of social action to a confrontation of two artificial entities — the colonizing power, on the one hand, and a people being colonized, on the other. In addition, instead of actual people acting in concrete historical circumstances, the reader is suggested at all times to see the operation of a trans-historical cultural matrix.
Внутренняя колонизация, Россия, Александр Эткинд,