Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society

2015/2: Double Special Issue: Back from Afghanistan: The Experiences of Soviet Afghan War Veterans and: Martyrdom & Memory in Post-Socialist Space



Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society
2015/2: Double Special Issue: Back from Afghanistan: The Experiences of Soviet Afghan War Veterans and: Martyrdom & Memory in Post-Socialist Space
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SPECIAL ISSUE: BACK FROM AFGHANISTAN With contributions by: Felix Ackermann, Jan C. Behrends, Michael Galbas, Markus Göransson, Anna Reich, Yaacov Ro’i, Iryna Sklokina SPECIAL ISSUE: MARTYRDOM AND MEMORY IN EASTERN EUROPE With contributions by: Uilleam Blacker, Sander Brouwer, Julie Fedor, Simon Lewis, Maria Mälksoo, Iryna Starovoyt, Jay Winter Conference Report: The Political Cult of the Dead in Ukraine Review Essays: De-Mythologizing Bandera by André Härtel, Yuri Radchenko, Oleksandr Zaitsev Reviews: Karen Petrone on Nataliya Danilova; Philipp Casula on Rodric Braithwaite; Elena Rozhdestvenskaya on E. S. Seniavskaia; Ivan Kurilla on Polly Jones; Olga Sasunkevich on Violeta Davoliūtė; Sergei Akopov on Olga Malinova
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Author Felix Ackermann, Yaacan Ro´i, Markus Göransson, Iryna Sklokina, Uilleam Blacker, Julie Fedor, Jay Winter, Sander Brouwer, Maria Mälksoo, Iryna Starovoyt, Simon Lewis, Andre Härtel, Michael Galbas, Anna Reich
Editor Julie Fedor, Felix Ackermann, Uilleam Blacker, Andreas Umland, Michael Galbas
Number of pages 502
Language English
Publication date Oct 1, 2015
Weight (kg) 0.0000
ISSN 2364-5334
ISBN-13 1234567891012
DOI

DOI: 10.24216/97723645330050102_08 Open Access

Julie Fedor, Uilleam Blacker
Soviet and Post-Soviet Varieties of Martyrdom and Memory
10.24216/97723645330050102_08
25 Pages
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This essay explores the narratives of martyrdom connected to the history and memory of twentieth-century violence in Eastern Europe. The archetypal figure of the martyr offers a powerful vehicle for remembering the dead, and a potent tool for making and remaking identity, and especially for cultivating national myths. The language and imagery of martyrdom has long been a central part of the memory cultures of Eastern Europe, but in recent decades in particular it has undergone a striking revival. Images of martyrdom have proliferated especially since the beginning of the war in Ukraine in 2014, where they are being used to underpin territorial claims, calls for retribution, and new national myths. In this article, we examine a range of manifestations of this mode of remembering in Soviet and post-Soviet space. Our focus is on the distinctive forms which these martyrdom narratives take, and the ways in which these in turn are used to frame and shape identities.