Tektology - Energetic
Materialism
The Bogdanov - Sultan
Galiev Connection
Örsan Şenalp
Social Network Unionism Blog
snupro...
1. Bogdanov and Sultan Galiev
2. Tektology and Energetic Materialism
3. Initial points, questions, and hypotheses
4. Mater...
Alexander Bogdanov,
Empriomonism and Tektology
An idealist betrayal, or revolutionary upgrade to
Marxism?
Bogdanov playing chess
with Lenin in Capri. The
photograph features
Vladimir Bazarov
(standing), Maxim Gorky
(chin in hand...
Sultan Galiev, Muslim National
Communism and the Colonial
International
Treason and conspiracy against the Party or
dedica...
Sultan-Galiev in First
All-Russia Congress
of Communist
Organization of
Orient (into which
Muskom was
transformed)
1. Sultan Galiev, in a key article,
written in 1925, claims to use
‘Energetic Materialist’ method;
referring to a more rad...
Hypotheses
1. Sultan Galiev and Bogdanov
likely to have a direct or
indirect contact / relationship
2. With ‘Energetic Mat...
Methodology
● DUMA - OGPU -
Comintern archives
● Manuscripts and speeches
● Letters and biographies
● Testimonies
● Direct...
Preliminary findings and rising new issues
Out of initial readings, private correspondence
with experts and people working...
Preliminary findings and rising new issues
Tektology and Energetic Materialism: The Bogdanov Sultan Galiev Connection
Tektology and Energetic Materialism: The Bogdanov Sultan Galiev Connection
Tektology and Energetic Materialism: The Bogdanov Sultan Galiev Connection
Tektology and Energetic Materialism: The Bogdanov Sultan Galiev Connection
Tektology and Energetic Materialism: The Bogdanov Sultan Galiev Connection
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Tektology and Energetic Materialism: The Bogdanov Sultan Galiev Connection

1,386 views

Published on

Despite the physical, and psychical proximity between the spaces they lived, work they did, people they met, vision they developed, and destiny they shared; there has been no historical study establishing any kind of, direct or indirect, relationships between Alexander Alexandrovich (Malinowski) Bogdanov and Mirsaid Sultan Galiev, two forgotten precursors of the 1917 Russian Revolution.


Both Bogdanov and Sultan Galiev were artists, teachers, and Communist leaders who were eliminated by the primary names of the Bolshevik revolution. As it is widely believed, Bogdanov lost the quarrel he gave with Lenin for the leadership of the Bolshevik faction of, then, Russian Social Democratic Labor Party. And Sultan Galiev was the first high ranked Bolshevik leader who got arrested under Stalin’s rule, and expelled from the party as all the political positions he was holding. After being expelled from active politics, both Bogdanov and Sultan Galiev took up managerial positions at the Socialist (later Communist) Academy. While Bogdanov was leading the Social Sciences department at Moscow center, Sultan Galiev was one of the three managers at the second main branch opened in Kazan.


The present research is a part of a broader project that aims to analyze the contemporary relevance of Bogdanov’s methodology and Sultan Galiev’s strategic vision, with regard to the theory and practice of global labour class formation and the organization of the world wide emancipation of the oppressed peoples. The research aims to trace and establish the relationship between these two names, by investigating any influence of Bogdanov's elaborated scientific philosophy (Empriomonism / Tektology) on the political and strategical vision Sultan Galiev developed (Muslim National Communism and Colonial Internationalism).

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Tektology and Energetic Materialism: The Bogdanov Sultan Galiev Connection

  1. 1. Tektology - Energetic Materialism The Bogdanov - Sultan Galiev Connection Örsan Şenalp Social Network Unionism Blog snuproject.wordpress.com
  2. 2. 1. Bogdanov and Sultan Galiev 2. Tektology and Energetic Materialism 3. Initial points, questions, and hypotheses 4. Material, methodology, and current status 5. Preliminary findings and new issues rising
  3. 3. Alexander Bogdanov, Empriomonism and Tektology An idealist betrayal, or revolutionary upgrade to Marxism?
  4. 4. Bogdanov playing chess with Lenin in Capri. The photograph features Vladimir Bazarov (standing), Maxim Gorky (chin in hand), Zinovy Peshkov (standing to the rear), and Natalya Bogdanovna (standing).
  5. 5. Sultan Galiev, Muslim National Communism and the Colonial International Treason and conspiracy against the Party or dedication and improvement of Lenin’s world revolution vision?
  6. 6. Sultan-Galiev in First All-Russia Congress of Communist Organization of Orient (into which Muskom was transformed)
  7. 7. 1. Sultan Galiev, in a key article, written in 1925, claims to use ‘Energetic Materialist’ method; referring to a more radical and non-Eurocentric version of His-Dia-Mat 2. In his, 1923, auto-biographical testimony Galiev mentions A. Bogdanov, a popular teacher with whom he met in 1913 and formed a rev. org. in Kazan. Departure points
  8. 8. Hypotheses 1. Sultan Galiev and Bogdanov likely to have a direct or indirect contact / relationship 2. With ‘Energetic Materialism’ Sultan Galiev was refering to Tektology; so he influenced by Bogdanov’s work when developing his strategy 1. To what extend the philosophy and methodology developed by Bogdanov did influence the political work of Sultan Galiev? 2. Were there any direct or indirect contact / relationships between the two names? Questions
  9. 9. Methodology ● DUMA - OGPU - Comintern archives ● Manuscripts and speeches ● Letters and biographies ● Testimonies ● Direct correspondences with experts Material 1. Literature research 2. Archival research 3. Text analysis 4. Network analysis
  10. 10. Preliminary findings and rising new issues Out of initial readings, private correspondence with experts and people working on the issue; like Kowalewsky, Kakinc, Reyhan, Tompsett, Blanc, Renault, Rowles, so on, and initial social network mapping... Note: Although experts like Kakinc and Kowalewsky suggested that there wouldn’t be any direct contact or relationships between the two. Since the workerism of Bogdanov, his ultra left bolshevism, his views on the peasants; separate Bogdanovism and Sultan Galievism. Closest and shared nodes and hubs in social networks: Time: 1913-1914, 1918-1920, 1920-28 Place: Moscow, Kazan, Baku Possible: Ufa - Sterlitamak? Person: Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky, Lunacharsky, Krasin, Pokrovsky, Possible: M. Vahidov? Organization: Socialist / Communist Academy Possible: Colonial International?
  11. 11. Preliminary findings and rising new issues

×