Verschlagwortet: identity

“War and war-induced displacement create ruptures in people’s sense-making narratives that are at the core of their identities and understanding of the past.” – 5in10 with Viktoria Sereda

Viktoria Sereda is a sociologist, head coordinator of the Virtual Ukraine Institute for Advanced Study (VUIAS) and academic senior advisor to the project “Prisma Ukraïna: War, Migration and Memory”. She has been a member of the Prisma Ukraïna War, Migration, Memory research group since 2022. Her latest publications include Displacement in War-Torn Ukraine (2023, Cambridge University Press).

Від поцупленого цвяха до вкраденого танка: роль медіа-події в консолідації Української політичної нації

Микола Гоманюк, Януш Панченко. «Українець азербайджанського походження отримав звання Героя України», «папа римський Франциск звинуватив бурятів та чеченців у жорстокості», «мобілізовані до російської армії таджики розстріляли командира», «Туреччина евакуювала українських турків-ахиска» – з перших днів повномасштабної російської агресії проти України як в Росії, так і в Україні національні (етнічні) меншини почали регулярно потрапляти у новини.

From a Pilfered Nail to a Stolen Tank: The Role of a Media Event in the Consolidation of the Ukrainian Political Nation

By Mykola Homanyuk and Janush Panchenko. During the war so far, actors across information spaces and those making propaganda and counterpropaganda have been actively exploiting discourses about particular ethnic minorities. One of the most remarkable news from the first days of the war was the story that some Romani people from the village of Lyubymivka stole a Russian tank.

“War pushes the trivial out of memory” – 5in10 with Mykola Homanyuk

Mykola Homanyuk’s research is dedicated to ethnic minorities, the transformation of war memorials, modern toponymic practices, and problems of social representation in contemporary documentary theater. Currently, he works with the Roma and Meskhetian Turks to find out how the Russian war in Ukraine and forced migration affected their sense of belonging and identity.

“I was intrigued by how a familiar space, when destroyed, reveals both its essence and the nature of the war” – 5in10 with Vadym Ilin    

Vadym Ilin’s project uses the destruction of Ukrainian late Soviet city districts during the latest Russian invasion of Ukraine as a means to explore the change of the concept of the ‘Soviet Man’s identity’. The research starts with an investigation of how the late Soviet urban landscape shaped Soviet identity and formed the so-called “civilization of panel high-rise buildings”.

History Teacher of the People: Volodymyr Zelensky, Vasyl Holoborodko and his displaced colleagues

Viktoria Sereda illustrates why Volodomyr Zelensky won the 2019-election, how he shifted the narrative in Ukraine and what role the fictional character of a history teacher played in all of it. By bridging the gap bewteen fiction and reality, she then exposes the experiences and feelings of two real history teachers, forced to leave their homes in the Donbas and Crimea.

Seven Men and One Table: The 20th Century through a Photograph

By Elizabeth Bishop. A photograph near the bottom of the wall caught my attention at the Habib Achour exhibit in the Kerkennah branch of the Union Générale des Travailleurs Tunisiens (UGTT, General Union of Tunisian Workers). A caption provides the information that the black-and-white photograph was taken on 26 January 1978.

The UGTT: A “Counter-Power” in Contentious Times – Notes from the Field

By Alyssa Miller and Arbia Selmi. Since the time of its foundation in 1946, the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) has shifted its focus from trade union activism to political action. Due to its participation in the independence struggle, alongside the national liberation movement led by the Neo-Destour party, the UGTT has enjoyed unparalleled historical legitimacy on the Tunisian political scene.

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