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The Resource Knowledge and the ends of empire : Kazak intermediaries and Russian rule on the steppe, 1731/1917, Ian W. Campbell

Knowledge and the ends of empire : Kazak intermediaries and Russian rule on the steppe, 1731/1917, Ian W. Campbell

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Knowledge and the ends of empire : Kazak intermediaries and Russian rule on the steppe, 1731/1917
Title
Knowledge and the ends of empire
Title remainder
Kazak intermediaries and Russian rule on the steppe, 1731/1917
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Ian W. Campbell
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Language
eng
Summary
In Knowledge and the Ends of Empire, Ian W. Campbell investigates the connections between knowledge production and policy formation on the Kazak steppes of the Russian Empire. Hoping to better govern the region, tsarist officials were desperate to obtain reliable information about an unfamiliar environment and population. This thirst for knowledge created opportunities for Kazak intermediaries to represent themselves and their landscape to the tsarist state. Because tsarist officials were uncertain of what the steppe was, and disagreed on what could be made of it, Kazaks were able to be part of these debates, at times influencing the policies that were pursued. Drawing on archival materials from Russia and Kazakhstan and a wide range of nineteenth-century periodicals in Russian and Kazak, Campbell tells a story that highlights the contingencies of and opportunities for cooperation with imperial rule. Kazak intermediaries were at first able to put forward their own idiosyncratic views on whether the steppe was to be Muslim or secular, whether it should be a center of stock-raising or of agriculture, and the extent to which local institutions needed to give way to imperial institutions. It was when the tsarist state was most confident in its knowledge of the steppe that it committed its gravest errors by alienating Kazak intermediaries and placing unbearable stresses on pastoral nomads. From the 1890s on, when the dominant visions in St. Petersburg were of large-scale peasant colonization of the steppe and its transformation into a hearth of sedentary agriculture, the same local knowledge that Kazaks had used to negotiate tsarist rule was transformed into a language of resistance
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
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Campbell, Ian W.
Dewey number
958.45/07
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DK908.85
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Kazakhstan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • International relations
  • Kazakhstan
  • Russia
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Knowledge and the ends of empire : Kazak intermediaries and Russian rule on the steppe, 1731/1917, Ian W. Campbell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seeing like a half-blind state : getting to know the central Eurasian steppe, 1731-1840s -- Information revolution and administrative reform, ca. 1845-1868 -- An imperial biography : Ibrai Altynsarin as ethnographer and educator, 1841-1889 -- The key to the world's treasures : Russian science, local knowledge, and the civilizing mission on the Siberian steppe -- Norming the steppe : statistical knowledge and tsarist resettlement, 1896-1917 -- A double failure : epistemology and the crisis of a settler colonial empire -- Conclusion : transitional states : knowledge and the transformation of the steppe
Control code
957057046
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501707902
Lccn
2016038404
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9781501707902
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22573/ctt1nc9f3w
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remote
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(OCoLC)957057046
Label
Knowledge and the ends of empire : Kazak intermediaries and Russian rule on the steppe, 1731/1917, Ian W. Campbell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seeing like a half-blind state : getting to know the central Eurasian steppe, 1731-1840s -- Information revolution and administrative reform, ca. 1845-1868 -- An imperial biography : Ibrai Altynsarin as ethnographer and educator, 1841-1889 -- The key to the world's treasures : Russian science, local knowledge, and the civilizing mission on the Siberian steppe -- Norming the steppe : statistical knowledge and tsarist resettlement, 1896-1917 -- A double failure : epistemology and the crisis of a settler colonial empire -- Conclusion : transitional states : knowledge and the transformation of the steppe
Control code
957057046
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501707902
Lccn
2016038404
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9781501707902
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1nc9f3w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957057046

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