Nation Building as Identity-Based Conflict (Teaching Module)

This teaching module examines aspects 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 dynamics of identity-based conflict affect nation building process;

  2. How memories and practices of colonial power impact relationships between groups during post-colonial period;

  3. What factors lead to the rise of local nationalism during nation building project.

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


by Karina V. Korostelina