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Title:Dilemmas for anti-western patriotism: Slavophilism and Négritude
Author:Vaillant, Janet G.
Year:1974
Periodical:Journal of Modern African Studies
Volume:12
Issue:3
Pages:377-393
Language:English
Geographic terms:French-speaking Africa
Russian Federation
Subjects:nationalism
Negritude
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/159939
Abstract:The idea that Russia was the first underdeveloped country implies that social processes in Russia may be profitably compared with more recent developments in the Third World. In this article the author tests this hypothesis by examining an ideological controversy in Russia during the 19th century alongside discussions among French-speaking West Africans after World War II: he compares the neo-traditional themes and anti-western patriotism of the Slavophiles (a small group of landowners who developed in the 1830s and 1840s a spirited defence of Russian culture) with the intellectual position taken by the early spokesmen of négritude. This is done in the following sections: Slavophile patriotism: Russia and the West - Négritude and patriotism: Africa and Europe - Sociological sources and historical uses - Dilemmas for the future. Notes.
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