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Book Re-examining the History of the Russian Economy. A New Analytic Tool from Field Theory
Editor , Hass Jeffrey K.
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
Page(s) 97 - 125
ISBN 9783319754130
Title of proceedings Re-examining the History of the Russian Economy. A New Analytic Tool from Field Theory

Abstract

[From the editor's introduction] Raskov turns our attention to another individual, Nikolai Sieber, who played an important role in introducing Marx to Russian economics. In telling part of Sieber's story (drawn from a broader project on Sieber's life and work), Raskov problematizes the personal biography as more than one individual's personality, knowledge, and tastes---rather, that biography is the sedimentation of experiences in different fields that the actor carriers forward. For Sieber, as for many young scholars, three fields of experience were important: the university setting as experiences of intellectual challenge, growth, and mentoring; travel abroad for purposes of study, and thus exposure to fields of intellectual discourse and practice different from those in Russia; and publication as a means for shaping discourses, raising one's status, and making a living. While Raskov guide us through part of Sieber's life, he is also guiding us through different field relations that came together through Sieber.
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