Formation of a Social Boundary (Teaching module)

This teaching module examines the case of the National Delimitation Project in Soviet Central Asia in the 1920s and 1930s. Using the primary source materials from the RPI collection, students will learn:

  1. How relative deprivation contributes to the formation of social boundary
  2. How collective axiology helps establish a firm social boundary and facilitates the rise of categorical violence
  3. The connections between social boundary, power, and legitimacy.

Included is a description of theoretical concepts, case analysis, and bibliograhy.


by Karina V. Korostelina