By Marina Mogilner

It is largely assumed that the “nonclassical” nature of the Russian empire and its both “nonclassical” modernity made Russian intellectuals resistant to the racial obsessions of Western Europe and the USA. Homo Imperii corrects this belief via delivering the 1st scholarly background of racial technological know-how in prerevolutionary Russia and the early Soviet Union. Marina Mogilner areas this tale within the context of imperial self-modernization, political and cultural debates of the epoch, diverse reformist and progressive developments, and the becoming problem of recent nationalism. via targeting the competing facilities of race technological know-how in numerous towns and areas of the empire, Homo Imperii introduces to English-language students the institutional nexus of racial technology in Russia that shows the effect of imperial strategic relativism.

Reminiscent of the paintings of anthropologists of empire similar to Ann Stoler and Benedict Anderson, Homo Imperii unearths the advanced imperial dynamics of Russian actual anthropology and contributes an incredible comparative standpoint from which to appreciate the emergence of racial technological know-how in 19th- and twentieth-century Europe and America.

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