Sfera Politicii (2013-11-01)

The Nation as Epistemic Regime: On the Bucharest Sociological School, State Consolidation and Interethnic Relations

  • Ion Matei Costinescu

Journal volume & issue
Vol. XXI, no. 175 (3)
pp. 70 – 77


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This article analyzes Bucharest Sociological School from the perspective of state consolidation and interethnic relations. It outlines the constitution of a nationalist epistemic regime linking the Romanian people to territory across a multilayered field of discourse and national boundaries. As case studies, I highlight the monographic action, The Encyclopedia of Ro-mania, and the concurrent development of Hungarian rural sociology. These framed an oscillating policy of inclusion/exclusion towards ethnic minorities.