Heartlands of Eurasia: The Geopolitics of Political Space

Heartlands of Eurasia: The Geopolitics of Political Space

by Anita Sengupta

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Overview

Based on an exploration of the heartland debate, Heartlands of Eurasia examines how the vision of the "pivotal" significance of a vast expanse of land finds its echoes in contemporary narratives, yet is also reinterpreted in creative ways to reflect contemporary political dynamics. In its examination of new methodological terminologies dealing with classical geopolitical narratives, it makes unique contributions both to the study of the region and toward the understanding of geopolitics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739136065
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 07/16/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Anita Sengupta is fellow at the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies at Kolkata. She is the author of Russia, China and Multilateralism in Central Asia, The Formation of the Uzbek Nation-State: A Study in Transition, and Frontiers into Borders: The Transformation of Identities in Central Asia.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Where Is the "Heartland"? Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Russian Debates on Eurasia: To Be or Not to Be in the "Heartland" Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Imagining Central Asia: The Geopolitics of Naming Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Metageography and Central Asian Perceptions of the "Heartland" Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Imagined Spaces and Imagined Nations: Conceptualizing "Uzbek" Space Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Discourses on the "Heartland" Chapter 8 Conclusion

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