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ISBN-13: 9783319665221
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 12/06/2017
Series: Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 506
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Julie Fedor is Lecturer in Modern European Historyin the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Markku Kangaspuro is Professor and Research Director at the Aleksanteri Institute at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Jussi Lassila works as aSenior Research Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Finland.

Tatiana Zhurzhenko is Research Director of the Ukraineand RussiaPrograms at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, Austria.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: War and Memory in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, by Julie Fedor, Simon M. Lewis and Tatiana Zhurzhenko.- Part I. Nation-Building and Memories of World War II.- 2. Political Uses of the Great Patriotic War in Post-Soviet Russia from Yeltsin to Putin, by Olga Malinova.- 3. “Unhappy is the Person who has no Motherland”: National Ideology and History Writing in Lukashenka’s Belarus, by Per Anders Rudling.- 4. Reclaiming the Past, Confronting the Past: OUN–UPA Memory Politics and Nation-Building in Ukraine (1991–2016), by Yuliya Yurchuk.- Part II. In Stalin’s Shadow.- 5. From the Trauma of Stalinism to the Triumph of Stalingrad: The Toponymic Dispute over Volgograd, by Markku Kangaspuro and Jussi Lassila.- 6. When Stalin Lost His Head: World War II and Memory Wars in Contemporary Ukraine, by Serhii Plokhy.- 7. “We Should be Proud not Sorry”: Neo-Stalinist Literature in Contemporary Russia, by Philipp Chapkovski.- Part III. New Agents and Communities of Memory.- 8. Successors to the Great Victory: Afghan Veterans in Post-Soviet Belarus, by Felix Ackermann.- 9. Generational Memory and the Post-Soviet Welfare State: Institutionalizing the “Children of War” in Post-Soviet Russia, by Tatiana Zhurzhenko.- 10. Ostarbeiters of the Third Reich in Ukrainian and European Public Discourses: Restitution, Recognition, Commemoration, by Gelinada Grinchenko.- Part IV. Old/New Narratives and Myths.- 11. Memory, Kinship, and Mobilization of the Dead: the Russian State and the “Immortal Regiment” Movement, by Julie Fedor.- 12. The Holocaust in the Public Discourse of Post-Soviet Ukraine, by Andriy Portnov.- 13. The “Partisan Republic”: Colonial Myths and Memory Wars in Belarus, by Simon M. Lewis.- Part V. Local Cases.-14. Great Patriotic War Memory in Sevastopol: Making Sense of Suffering in the “City of Military Glory”, by Judy Brown.- 15. On Victims and Heroes: (Re)assembling World War II Memory in Border City of Narva, by Elena Nikiforova.- 16. War Memorials in Karelia: A Place of Sorrow or Glory?, by Aleksandr V. Antoshchenko, Irina S. Shtykova, and Valentina V. Volokhova.

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“As information war and political fiction blurs the boundaries between past, present, and future, we are very fortunate to have this collection of sober and precise studies from noted historians and social scientists. As we are beginning to understand, in matters concerning the exploitation of the past, trends are now moving from east to west, and so a study of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus is also of great interest in the contemporary West.” (Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History at Yale University, USA and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria)

“This book gives convincing answers to the question how World War II is remembered in the three East Slavic countries and how this memory is instrumentalized in politics of history, both on the national and regional level. It is based on an impressive array of new sources and previous research on the topic in English, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and German.“ (Stefan Troebst, Leipzig University, Germany

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