Bourgeoisie as internal orient in the Soviet Lithuanian literature: "Roses Are Red" by A. Bieliauskas, 1959

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Bourgeoisie as internal orient in the Soviet Lithuanian literature: "Roses Are Red" by A. Bieliauskas, 1959
In the Journal:
Journal of Baltic studies. 2016, vol. 47, no. 1, p. 77-91
Keywords:
EN
Internal colonialism; Soviet colonialism; Bourgeoisie; Soviet socialism; Class; Race; Representation; Lithuania.
Summary / Abstract:

ENIn this paper, the concept of internal colonization is applied to the Soviet initiatives of re-socializing the large parts of the population and creating a socialist working class from peasantry, artisans, and residues of the bourgeoisie. The internal colonization, or the power relations between native Communists and their subalterns in Lithuania, is analyzed on the basis of Roses Are Red, a novel by Bieliauskas. Here, class is invented as substitute of race. The Soviet socialists stand for hegemonic standards of "normalcy," whereas bourgeoisie is portrayed as subject of difference, as internal Orient and as internal colony, and the relationship between the two can be legitimately defined as internal colonialism. [From the publication]

ISSN:
0162-9778; 1751-7877
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