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Author Brown, Kate (Kathryn L.)

Title A biography of no place : from ethnic borderland to Soviet heartland / Kate Brown
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2004
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 308 pages) : maps
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book
Contents Machine derived contents note: Glossary -- Introduction -- 1 Inventory -- 2 Ghosts in the Bathhouse -- 3 Moving Pictures -- 4 The Power to Name -- 5 A Diary of Deportation -- 6 The Great Purges and the Rights of Man -- 7 Deportee into Colonizer -- 8 Racial Hierarchies -- Epilogue: Shifting Borders, Shifting Identities -- Notes -- Archival Sources -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Summary "This is a biography of a borderland between Russia and Poland, a region where, in 1925, people identified as Poles, Germans, Jews, Ukrainians, and Russians lived side by side. Over the next three decades, this mosaic of cultures was modernized and homogenized out of existence by the ruling might of the Soviet Union, then Nazi Germany and finally, Polish and Ukrainian nationalism. By the 1950s, this "no place" emerged as a Ukrainian heartland, and the fertile mix of peoples that defined the region was destroyed." "Brown's study is grounded in the life of the village and shtetl, in the personalities and small histories of everyday life in this area. In impressive detail, she documents how these regimes, bureaucratically and then violently, separated, named and regimented this intricate community into distinct ethnic groups."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-296) and index
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Subject Cultural pluralism -- Former Polish Eastern Territories
HISTORY / Europe / General
Cultural pluralism.
Ethnic relations.
Ethnische Gruppe
Nationale Minderheit
Former Polish Eastern Territories -- History
Former Polish Eastern Territories -- Ethnic relations
Europe -- Former Polish Eastern Territories.
Polnische Ostgebiete
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003056683
ISBN 9780674028937