Resistance and Accommodation in the Stalinist Periphery: A Peasant Uprising in Abkhazia

@article{Blauvelt2012ResistanceAA,
  title={Resistance and Accommodation in the Stalinist Periphery: A Peasant Uprising in Abkhazia},
  author={Timothy K. Blauvelt},
  journal={Ab Imperio},
  year={2012},
  volume={2012},
  pages={108 - 78}
}
This article is a micro-study of a case of peasant rebellion in a peripheral region of the early Stalin-era Soviet Union that was dominated by an ethnically based local patronage network. Using primary source materials (especially secret police reports) from the Georgian party archives and from Nestor Lakoba's personal archive, the article examines the significance of nationalism and ethnically constructed identity for peasant resistance under Stalinism within the context of imperial… 
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