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"The Real And Live Ethnographic Map Of Russia": The Russian Empire In The Mirror Of The State Duma

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This chapter revolved around the question of how to assure the political loyalty of would-be elected representatives to the Russian monarchy. As the discussion of legislation on civil equality revealed, many deputies in the Duma deemed it important to emphasize the peculiarity of their nationality or confessional group in the symbolic competition for recognition of their suffering from the discriminatory measures of the previous era. The choice of the language of distinctiveness by some caucuses during the discussion was underpinned by the desire to expand &t;the imperial rights regime" to their constituency or seek a sort of &t;affirmative action.&t; The Muslim deputies showed interest in recognition of the mullahs' clergy status instead of the abolition of estate rights and privileges for the sake of universal equality. The discussion of the question of Polish autonomy was another case of performative employment of the language of distinctiveness.

Keywords: caucuses; Duma; Muslim; Polish; Russian Empire



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