Year of Graduation
Memory of Soviet Collectivization in Contemporary Russia: Forms of Preservation and Regional Divergence
In my research I aim to analyze the family memory of collectivization in different regions of Russia. I wonder, whether the regional and local specifics affect the preservation and transmission of this memory. The process of collectivization itself can still be considered a well-studied topic, then its sociocultural heritage, and especially the question of collectivization in family and collective memory, is studied very little. Acting in the optics of the memory research program, I analyze the sources - three series of interviews with people whose ancestors at the time of collectivization lived in the village and were its eyewitnesses. According to my hypothesis, the memory of collectivization in different localities will differ; I plan to single out both some general patterns of its content and existence and regional features.