Saturday, March 30, 2013
Okay I am almost finished with my second article comparing Soviet treatment of the deported peoples with South African apartheid. The first one was published last year in Human Rights Review. However, given that the official academic line for most journals is that there never was any racial discrimination or "racial politics" in the USSR under Stalin (this is exactly what they write in the peer review reports) does anybody have any suggestions where I should try and get it published? This article notes the similarities in ethnos theory in the two countries as well as discriminatory practices and deals with the common influence of Shirokogorov on South African volkekundiges and Soviet ethnographers.