By Tanya Richardson
The fresh tumult of Ukraine's Orange Revolution and its aftermath has uncovered a number of the deep political, social, and cultural divisions that run during the former Soviet republic. interpreting Odessa, the Black Sea port that used to be the Russian Empire's southern window onto Europe, Kaleidoscopic Odessa presents an ethnographic portrait of those overlapping divisions in a urban the place many citizens reflect on themselves separate and particular from Ukraine.
Exploring the tensions among neighborhood and nationwide identities in a post-Soviet atmosphere from the perspective of lifestyle, Tanya Richardson argues that Odessans's experience of area of expertise is either targeted and standard of borderland nations equivalent to Ukraine. Kaleidoscopic Odessa offers an in depth account of the way neighborhood conceptions of imperial cosmopolitanism formed the city's identification in a newly shaped country. Richardson attracts on her participation in heritage classes, markets, and strolling teams to supply an exemplary learn of city ethnography.
Ethnographically subtle and methodologically cutting edge, Kaleidoscopic Odessa will curiosity anthropologists, Slavists, sociologists, historians, and students of city studies.
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