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Antropologicheskij forum, 2015, no. 25

 

A Review of RITES OF PLACE: PUBLIC COMMEMORATION IN RUSSIA AND EASTERN EUROPE / Ed. by JULIE BUCKLER, EMILY D. JOHNSON. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2013, 348 pp.

Victoria Donovan

University of St Andrews, School of Modern Languages
Buchanan Building, Union Str., St Andrews, UK
vsd2()st-andrews.ac.uk

Abstract: Rites of Place: Public Commemoration in Russia and Eastern Europe is a pioneering overview of contemporary memory studies with a focus on Russia and Eastern Europe. This review admires the originality, historical and geographical scope of the contributions to the volume, but questions the tacit acceptance of Pierre Nora’s “lieux de mеmoire” thesis as the foundation stone for contemporary memory studies.

Keywords: Soviet Russia, post-Soviet Russia, memory studies, “lieux de memoire”, nation building.

To cite: Donovan V., 'A Review of Rites of Place: Public Commemoration in Russia and Eastern Europe, ed. by Julie Buckler, Emily D. Johnson. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2013, 348 p.'Antropologicheskij forum, 2015, no. 25, pp. 173–180.

URL: http://anthropologie.kunstkamera.ru/files/pdf/025/donovan.pdf