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Kaleidoscopic Odessa : History and Place in Contemporary Ukraine / Tanya Richardson.

Author/Creator:
Richardson, Tanya author.
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
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Book
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Sociology, Urban -- Ukraine -- Odesa.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
The recent tumult of Ukraine's Orange Revolution and its aftermath has exposed some of the deep political, social, and cultural divisions that run through the former Soviet republic. Examining Odessa, the Black Sea port that was once the Russian Empire's southern window onto Europe, Kaleidoscopic Odessa provides an ethnographic portrait of these overlapping divisions in a city where many residents consider themselves separate and distinct from Ukraine. Exploring the tensions between local and national identities in a post-Soviet setting from the point of view of everyday life, Tanya Richardson argues that Odessans's sense of distinctiveness is both unique and typical of borderland countries such as Ukraine. Kaleidoscopic Odessa provides a detailed account of how local conceptions of imperial cosmopolitanism shaped the city's identity in a newly formed state. Richardson draws on her participation in history lessons, markets, and walking groups to produce an exemplary study of urban ethnography. Ethnographically sophisticated and methodologically innovative, Kaleidoscopic Odessa will interest anthropologists, Slavists, sociologists, historians, and scholars of urban studies.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations
Acknowledgments
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Chapter 1. Kaleidoscopic Odessa
Chapter 2. Uncertain Subjects: Youth, History, and Nation
Chapter 3. Living History and the Afterlives of States
Chapter 4. On Odessa's Kolorit and the Place(s) of Moldovanka
Chapter 5. Walking Streets, Talking History: The Making of Odessa
Chapter 6. Between Cosmopolitan and Provincial: Spaces of History and the Place of Odes(s)a
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 13. Sep 2017)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781442688438
OCLC:
1004875711
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442688438 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.