9780765624000

Contemporary Ukraine on the Cultural Map of Europe

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    9780765624000

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    0765624001

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-05-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

he concept of a "return to Europe" has been integral to the movement for Ukrainian national rebirth since the nineteenth century. This fascinating book explores Ukraine's European cultural connection, especially as it has been reesablished since the country achieved independence in 1991. It covers history, politics, and religion; literary culture; and language, popular culture, and the arts.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Mapping of Ukraine
Mapping the Nation: History, Politics, and Religion
The Western Dimension of the Making of Modern Ukraine
Cultural Faultlines and Political Cleavages,: The Legacy of History in Contemporary Ukraine
Ukraine's Road to Europe: A Still Controversial Issue
Finis Europae: Contemporary Ukraine's Conflicting Inheritance from the Humanistic "West" and the Byzantine "East" (A Triptych)
The Status of Religion in Ukraine and European Standards
Missionaries and Pluralism: How the Law Changed the Religious Landscape in Ukraine
The Future of Ukraine, If Values Determine the Course: What Opinion Polls Disclose About Public Attitudes on Political and Economic Issues
Accountability for Human Rights Violations by Soviet and Other Communist Regimes and the Position of the Council of Europe
Collective Memory as a Device for Constructing a New Gender Myth
Reflecting Identities: The Literary Paradigm
Mirrors, Windows, and Maps: The Topology of Cultural Identification in Contemporary Ukrainian Literature
Cultural Perceptions, Mirror Images, and Western Identification in New Ukrainian Drama
Ukrainian Avant-Garde Poetry Today: Bu-Ba-Bu and Others
Nativists vs. Westernizers: Problems of Cultural Identity in Ukrainian Literature of the 1990s
Back to the Golden Age: The Discourse of Nostalgia in Galicia in the 1990s
Symbols of Transformation: The Reflection of Ukraine's "Identity Shift" in Four Ukrainian Novels of the 1990s
Choosing a Europe: Andrukhovych, Izdryk, and the New Ukrainian Literature
Images of Bonding and Social Decay in Contemporary Ukrainian Prose: Reading Serhii Zhadan and Anatolii Dnistrovyi
Women's Literary Discourse and National Identity in Post-Soviet Ukraine
Manifesting Culture: Language, Media, and the Arts
The European Dimension Within the Current Controversy over the Ukrainian Language Standard
Colonial Linguistic Reflexes in a Post-Soviet Setting: The Galician Variant of the Ukrainian Language and Anti-Ukrainian Discourse in Contemporary Internet Sources
Criticism and Confidence: Reshaping of the Linguistic Marketplace in Post-Soviet Ukraine
Linguistic Strategies of Imperial Appropriation: Why Ukraine Is Absent from World Film History
Ukraine's Changing Communicative Space: Destination Europe or the Soviet Past?
Envisioning Europe: Ruslana's Rhetoric of Identity
Contemporary Ukrainian Art and the Twentieth Century Avant-Garde
"The Past Is My Beginning...": On the Future of Music in Ukraine
About the Authors
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