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Author Richardson, Tanya, author.

Title Kaleidoscopic Odessa : history and place in contemporary Ukraine / Tanya Richardson
Published Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xi, 280 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits)
Series Anthropological horizons
Anthropological horizons.
Contents 1. Kaleidoscopic Odessa -- 2. Uncertain Subjects: Youth, History, and Nation -- 3. Living History and the Afterlives of States -- 4. On Odessa's Kolorit and the Place(s) of Moldovanka -- 5. Walking Streets, Talking History: The Making of Odessa -- 6. Between Cosmopolitan and Provincial: Spaces of History and the Place of Odes(s)a
Summary "Ukraine's 'Orange Revolution' and its aftermath exposed some of the deep political, social, and cultural rifts running through the former Soviet republic. This book explores the intersection of these divisions in Odessa, a Black Sea port in Ukraine that was once the Russian Empire's southern window to Europe. Odessans view their city as a cosmopolitan place with close ties to Russia and the world despite the state's attempt to generate feelings of national belonging. Odessans' sense of place is cultivated in various urban spaces through the narration of histories that are both intimate and official, imperial and local, traumatic and nostalgic. In illuminating the interplay of history with competing senses of place and nation in Odessa, this study shows how nation-building policies interact with the legacies and memories of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union."--Jacket
Analysis Ethnology Ukraine Odesa
Odesa (Ukraine) History
Odesa (Ukraine) Social conditions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-262) and index
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Subject Sociology, Urban -- Ukraine -- Odesa
HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Former Soviet Republics.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
Social conditions
Sociology, Urban
Kollektives Gedächtnis
15.70 history of Europe.
Odesa (Ukraine) -- History
Odesa (Ukraine) -- Social conditions
Odesa (Ukraine) -- Biography
Ukraine -- Odesa
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008425863
ISBN 9781442688438