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By Kate BROWN

ISBN-10: 0674011686

ISBN-13: 9780674011687

ISBN-10: 0674019490

ISBN-13: 9780674019492

it is a biography of a borderland among Russia and Poland, a quarter the place, in 1925, humans pointed out as Poles, Germans, Jews, Ukrainians, and Russians lived part by means of aspect. Over the subsequent 3 many years, this mosaic of cultures was once modernized and homogenized out of life through the ruling could of the Soviet Union, then Nazi Germany, and at last, Polish and Ukrainian nationalism. via the Nineteen Fifties, this "no position" emerged as a Ukrainian heartland, and the fertile mixture of peoples that outlined the area was once destroyed.

Brown's research is grounded within the lifetime of the village and shtetl, within the personalities and small histories of way of life during this quarter. In remarkable aspect, she records how those regimes, bureaucratically after which violently, separated, named, and regimented this problematic neighborhood into special ethnic teams.

Drawing on lately opened files, ethnography, and oral interviews that have been unavailable a decade in the past, A Biography of No position unearths Stalinist and Nazi heritage from the viewpoint of the distant borderlands, therefore bringing the outer edge to the heart of heritage.

we're given, in brief, an intimate portrait of the ethnic purification that has marked all of Europe, in addition to a glimpse on the margins of twentieth-century "progress."

Table of Contents:

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Introduction
1. Inventory
2. Ghosts within the Bathhouse
three. relocating Pictures
four. the ability to Name
five. A Diary of Deportation
6. the good Purges and the Rights of Man
7. Deportee into Colonizer
eight. Racial Hierarchies
Epilogue: moving Borders, transferring Identities

Notes
Archival Sources
Acknowledgments
Index

This is a biography of a borderland among Russia and Poland, a zone the place, in 1925, humans pointed out as Poles, Germans, Jews, Ukrainians, and Russians lived aspect via part. Over the subsequent 3 many years, this mosaic of cultures was once modernized and homogenized out of life by means of the ruling may well of the Soviet Union, then Nazi Germany, and eventually, Polish and Ukrainian nationalism. via the Nineteen Fifties, this "no position" emerged as a Ukrainian heartland, and the fertile mixture of peoples that outlined the zone used to be destroyed. Brown's research is grounded within the lifetime of the village and shtetl, within the personalities and small histories of way of life during this quarter. In outstanding element, she files how those regimes, bureaucratically after which violently, separated, named, and regimented this tricky neighborhood into specific ethnic teams. Drawing on lately opened files, ethnography, and oral interviews that have been unavailable a decade in the past, A Biography of No Place finds Stalinist and Nazi background from the point of view of the distant borderlands, therefore bringing the outer edge to the heart of background. Brown argues that repressive nationwide regulations grew no longer out of chauvinist or racist rules, however the very tools of contemporary governance - the census, map, and innovative social courses - first hired via Bolshevik reformers within the western borderlands. we're given, briefly, an intimate portrait of the ethnic purification that has marked all of Europe, in addition to a glimpse on the margins of 20th century "progress." Kate Brown is Assistant Professor of heritage at college of Maryland, Baltimore County.

A Biography of No Place is likely one of the most unique and inventive works of background to emerge within the western literature at the former Soviet Union within the final ten years. Historiographically fearless, Kate Brown writes with attractiveness and strength, turning this heritage of a misplaced, yet culturally wealthy borderland right into a compelling narrative that serves as a microcosm for knowing country and nation within the 20th Century. With compassion and appreciate for the varied those who inhabited this margin of territory among Russia and Poland, Kate Brown restores the voices, stories, and humanity of a people...

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