Memory Crash: Politics of History in and Around Ukraine, 1980s-2010s (Historical Studies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia) (Hardcover)

Memory Crash: Politics of History in and Around Ukraine, 1980s-2010s (Historical Studies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia) By Georgiy Kasianov, Georgiy Kasianov (Editor) Cover Image
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This account of historical politics in Ukraine, framed in a broader European context, shows how social, political, and cultural groups have used and misused the past from the final years of the Soviet Union to 2020. Georgiy Kasianov details practices relating to history and memory by a variety of actors, including state institutions, non-governmental organizations, political parties, historians, and local governments. He identifies the main political purposes of these practices in the construction of nation and identity, struggles for power, warfare, and international relations.

Kasianov considers the Ukrainian case in the context of a global increase in the politics of history and memory, with particular emphasis on a distinctive East-European variety. He pays special attention to the use and abuse of history in relations between Ukraine, Russia, and Poland.

About the Author


Georgiy Kasianov is Head of the Laboratory of International Memory Studies, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland. He is an author, co-author and co-editor of more than twenty books on the history of Ukraine in the 19th-21th centuries.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789633863800
ISBN-10: 9633863805
Publisher: Central European University Press
Publication Date: February 15th, 2022
Pages: 422
Language: English
Series: Historical Studies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia