The Testimony of Lives
Memory in Post Soviet Latvia
By (author) Vieda Skultans
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Testimony of Lives by Vieda Skultans
Book DescriptionVieda Skultans left Latvia as a refugee at the age of six months. In 1990, she returned for the first time. This text is both a personal account of a homecoming and an anthropology of a people trying to come to terms with its past and to face an uncertain future. Based on more than 100 interviews carried out in the wake of Latvian independence, it gives voice to stories of dispossession and exile and of ambiguous returns. At the same time it unpicks the process of memory itself, showing how personal memory is shaped by the traditional narratives of national history and culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415162906
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In 1944 Skultans left Latvia as a refugee. In 1990 she returned for the first time. This book is both a personal account of a homecoming, and an anthropology of a nation trying to come to terms with its past and facing an uncertain future.
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