Gulag Memories : The Rediscovery and Commmoration of Russia's Repressive Past Hardback
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 302 pages, 21 illustrations
- Publisher: Berghahn Books
- Publication Date: 30/09/2018
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781785339271