Project Summary

Analyzes the ways in which notions of the past are constructed by rural Russians, noting the anthropological concerns on dynamics of collective memory. Examines how Russians understand their own heritage, particularly in the context of social, political and economic decomposition and the recomposition of the former Soviet Union. Takes into its analysis the competing hegemonies that complicate peasantsÂ’ sense of collective memory -- the church, the Soviet state and their own village order.

Previous Terms

Apr 01, 1998 - May 01 1998: "Speaking the Past in Rural Russia: An Essay in the Symbolic Topography of Memory"