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Simon Szreter, Hania Sholkamy, and A. Dharmalingam

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199270576

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199270570.001.0001

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Towards a Soviet Order of Things: The 1926 Census and the Making of the Soviet Union

Towards a Soviet Order of Things: The 1926 Census and the Making of the Soviet Union

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(p.126) 7 Towards a Soviet Order of Things: The 1926 Census and the Making of the Soviet Union
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Francine Hirsch

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199270570.003.0007

Looks at the connections between census‐taking, border‐making, and identity‐formation in the Soviet Union. It focuses on the All‐Union Census of 1926, which was the first census to categorize the entire population of the USSR according to ‘nationality.’ It analyses the process through which ethnographers and statisticians used their expertise to formulate a census question about nationality and to create an official definitional grid. Also focuses on the activation of official nationality categories on the ground in Central Asia. In particular, it looks at how self‐identified Tajik and Uzbek leaders used the occasion of the census to mobilize their populations and vie for contested territories.

Keywords:   border, census, Central Asia, ethnographers, identity, nationality, Soviet Union, statisticians, Tajik, Uzbek

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