According to Baba: A Collaborative Oral History of Sudbury's Ukrainian Community

According to Baba: A Collaborative Oral History of Sudbury's Ukrainian Community

by Stacey Zembrzycki


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As a child, Stacey Zembrzycki listened to her baba’s stories about Sudbury’s small but polarized Ukrainian community and about what it was like growing up ethnic during the Depression. According to Baba discloses with honesty and respect what happened when Stacey tried to capture the community's experiences through oral history research. Baba looms large in the narrative, wrestling authority in the interview process away from her granddaughter and then eventually coming to share it. Together, the two women lay the groundwork not only for an insightful and deeply personal social history of Sudbury’s Ukrainian community but also for truly collaborative oral history research and writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774826969
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication date: 02/12/2015
Series: Shared: Oral and Public History Series
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stacey Zembrzycki is an oral and public historian of immigrant, ethnic, and refugee experiences. She is the coeditor of Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice.

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Abbreviations xvii

Introduction 3

1 Building: Recreating Home and Community 23

2 Solidifying: Organized Ukrainian Life 49

3 Contesting: Confrontational Identities 75

4 Cultivating: Depression-Era Households 101

5 Remembering: Baba's Sudbury 128

Conclusion 148

Appendix 154

Notes 168

Bibliography 200

Index 222

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