- By Natalia Khanenko-Friesen

Ukrainian Otherlands: Diaspora, Homeland, and Folk Imagination in the Twentieth Century

  • Title: Ukrainian Otherlands: Diaspora, Homeland, and Folk Imagination in the Twentieth Century
  • Author: Natalia Khanenko-Friesen
  • ISBN: 9780299303440
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ukrainian Otherlands Diaspora Homeland and Folk Imagination in the Twentieth Century What happens to ethnic communities when they have two homelands to love one real and immediate the other distant but treasured in the heart and imagination Ukrainian Otherlands is an innovative explo

    What happens to ethnic communities when they have two homelands to love one real and immediate, the other distant but treasured in the heart and imagination Ukrainian Otherlands is an innovative exploration of modern ethnic identity, focused on diaspora homeland understandings of each other in Ukraine and in Ukrainian ethnic communities around the globe Exploring a rich aWhat happens to ethnic communities when they have two homelands to love one real and immediate, the other distant but treasured in the heart and imagination Ukrainian Otherlands is an innovative exploration of modern ethnic identity, focused on diaspora homeland understandings of each other in Ukraine and in Ukrainian ethnic communities around the globe Exploring a rich array of folk songs, poetry and stories, trans Atlantic correspondence, family histories, and rituals of homecoming and hosting that developed in the Ukrainian diaspora and Ukraine during the twentieth century, Natalia Khanenko Friesen asserts that many important aspects of modern ethnic identity form, develop, and reveal themselves not only through the diaspora s continued yearning for the homeland, but also in a homeland s deeply felt connection to its diaspora Yet, she finds each group imagines the otherland and ethnic identity differently, leading to misunderstandings between Ukrainians and their ethnic Ukrainian brothers and sisters abroad.An innovative exploration of the persistence of vernacular culture in the modern world, Ukrainian Otherlands, amply informed by theory and fieldwork, will appeal to those interested in folklore, ethnic and diaspora studies, modernity, migration, folk psychology, history, and cultural anthropology.

    1 thought on “Ukrainian Otherlands: Diaspora, Homeland, and Folk Imagination in the Twentieth Century

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *