суббота, 3 августа 2013 г.

Rites of Place: Public Commemoration in Russia and Eastern Europe

Rites of Place: Public Commemoration in Russia and Eastern Europe. Edited and with an introduction by Julie Buckler and Emily D. Johnson
Northwestern University Press:  Evanston, Illinois, 2013

Ranging widely across time and geography, Rites of Place is to date the most comprehensive and diverse example of memory studies in the field of Russian and East European studies. Leading scholars consider how public rituals and the commemoration of historically significant sites facilitate a sense of community, shape cultural identity, and promote political ideologies. The aims of this volume take on unique importance in the context of the tumultuous events that have marked Eastern European history—especially the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, World War II, and the collapse of the Soviet Union. With essays on topics such as the founding of St. Petersburg, the battle of Borodino, the Katyn massacre, and the Lenin cult, this volume offers a rich discussion of the uses and abuses of memory in cultures where national identity has repeatedly undergone dramatic shifts and remains riven by internal contradictions.



List of Illustrations   vii
Acknowledgments         ix

Julie Buckler and Emily D. Johnson 3

Part 1. Reconstituting Urban Space

Transporting Jerusalem: The Epiphany Ritual in Early St. Petersburg
Michael S. Flier        15

Prague Funerals: How Czech National Symbols Conquered and Defended Public Space
Marek Nekula    35

A “Monstrous Staircase”: Inscribing the 1905 Revolution on Odessa
Rebecca Stanton  59

Jubilation Deferred: The Belated Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of St. Petersburg/Leningrad
Emily D. Johnson        81

Part 2. The Art and Culture of Commemoration

The Portrait Mode: Zhukovsky, Pushkin, and the Gallery of 1812
Luba Golburt    105

An Island of Antiquity: The Double Life of Talashkino in Russia and Beyond
Katia Dianina   133

From Lenin’s Tomb to Avtovo Station: Illusion and Spectacle in Soviet Subterranean Space
Julia Bekman Chadaga    157

From Public, to Private, to Public Again: International Women’s Day in Post- Soviet Russia
Choi Chatterjee         183

Part 3 Military and Battlefield Commemorations

Taking and Retaking the Field: Borodino as a Site of Collective Memory
Julie Buckler   203

Who to Lead the Slavs? Poles, Russians, and the 1910 Anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald
Patrice M. Dabrowski    225

Moscow’s First World War Memorial and Ninety Years of Contested Memory
Karen Petrone   241

Part 4 Commemorating Trauma

Memory as the Anchor of Sovereignty: Katyn and the Charge of Genocide
James von Geldern       263

Postcolonial Estrangements: Claiming a Space Between Stalin and Hitler
Serguei Alex. Oushakine 285

Prisons into Museums: Fashioning a Post- Communist “Place of Memory”
Cristina Vatulescu      315

Contributors    337

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