Gulag Memories : The Rediscovery and Commmoration of Russia's Repressive Past, Hardback Book

Gulag Memories : The Rediscovery and Commmoration of Russia's Repressive Past Hardback

Description

Though the institution of the Gulag was nominally closed over half a decade ago, it lives on as an often hotly contested site of memory in the post-socialist era.

This ethnographic study takes a holistic, comprehensive approach to understanding memories of the Gulag, and particularly the language of commemoration that surrounds it in present-day Russian society.

It focuses on four regions of particular historical significance-the Solovetsky Islands, the Komi Republic, the Perm region, and Kolyma-to carefully explore how memories become a social phenomenon, how objects become heritage, and how the human need to create places of memory has preserved the Gulag in specific ways today.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 302 pages, 21 illustrations
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781785339271

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