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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 zone the place, in 1925, humans pointed out as Poles, Germans, Jews, Ukrainians, and Russians lived part by means of facet. Over the following 3 a long time, this mosaic of cultures was once modernized and homogenized out of lifestyles by way of the ruling may possibly of the Soviet Union, then Nazi Germany, and eventually, Polish and Ukrainian nationalism. through 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 learn is grounded within the lifetime of the village and shtetl, within the personalities and small histories of way of life during this sector. In awesome element, she files how those regimes, bureaucratically after which violently, separated, named, and regimented this problematic group into detailed 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 finds Stalinist and Nazi background from the point of view of the distant borderlands, hence bringing the outer edge to the guts of background.

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 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: transferring Borders, transferring Identities

Notes
Archival Sources
Acknowledgments
Index

This is a biography of a borderland among Russia and Poland, a area the place, in 1925, humans pointed out as Poles, Germans, Jews, Ukrainians, and Russians lived part by way of aspect. Over the subsequent 3 many years, this mosaic of cultures used to be modernized and homogenized out of lifestyles through the ruling may perhaps of the Soviet Union, then Nazi Germany, and at last, Polish and Ukrainian nationalism. through 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 examine is grounded within the lifetime of the village and shtetl, within the personalities and small histories of way of life during this zone. In extraordinary aspect, she files how those regimes, bureaucratically after which violently, separated, named, and regimented this problematic group into certain ethnic teams. Drawing on lately opened data, 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, hence bringing the outer edge to the heart of background. Brown argues that repressive nationwide regulations grew no longer out of chauvinist or racist principles, however the very tools of recent governance - the census, map, and revolutionary 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 background at collage of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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

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