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dc.contributor.authorMattingly, Daria
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-04T13:21:48Z
dc.date.available2019-04-04T13:21:48Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-05
dc.date.submitted2018-07-31
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/291142
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines identifiable traces of the perpetrators of the 1932-1933 famine in Ukraine, known as the Holodomor, and their representation in cultural memory. It shows that the men and women who facilitated the famine on the ground were predominantly ordinary people largely incongruous with the dominant image of the perpetrator in Ukrainian cultural memory. I organise this interdisciplinary study, which draws on a wide range of primary sources, including archival research at all levels – republican, oblast’, district, village and private, published and unpublished memoirs and, on one occasion, an interview with a perpetrator; major corpora of oral memory, post-memory and cultural texts – into two parts. The first part employs a microhistorical analysis of the perpetrators and their actions through. Chapter One, ʻThe Mechanism of the Famine on the Groundʼ, outlines the Soviet policies that led to mass starvation and identifies various groups of people involved in the famine’s facilitation. It offers an analysis of events on village and district level, which reveals previously understudied groups, and employs a criminological approach to advance a new typology of the perpetrator. Chapter Two, ʻThe Case Studiesʼ, focuses on perpetrators in two villages: Toporyshche in the Zhytomyr oblast’ and Popivka in the Poltava oblast’. The second part explores the representation of the perpetrator in cultural memory, with a particular focus on Ukrainian novel, poetry, drama, film and museum practice, and examines how different cultural narratives frame the question of the agency of the perpetrator. While Soviet-era Ukrainian texts characterise the perpetrators as purely ideological participants, post-Soviet and diaspora artists cast them as the Other, while dissident authors disperse agency altogether. In order to support these claims I bring together archival evidence and works of cultural memory. In this dissertation I show that people who facilitated the famine on the ground were predominantly ordinary people as the participants in other cases of mass violence, thus rendering the image of the Other, aberrant or exclusively ideological participant in cultural memory inefficient to explain how this devastating famine was possible. By bringing together archival evidence and works of cultural memory, I foreground a central discrepancy between the identity and representation of the perpetrators of one of the most catastrophic events of the twentieth century.
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.subjectHolodomor
dc.subjectPerpetrators
dc.subjectUkraine
dc.subjectStalinism
dc.subjectCollectivization
dc.subjectFamine
dc.subjectCultural Memory
dc.subjectStalin
dc.subjectCollective violence
dc.subjectVictims
dc.subjectBystanders
dc.subjectRepresentation
dc.subjectEffaced or Displaced Modality
dc.subjectDispersed Modality
dc.subjectEmbraced Modality
dc.subjectOrdinary People
dc.subjectSocial Psychology
dc.subjectMilgram's Experiments
dc.subjectFemale Perpetrators
dc.subjectCriminological Approach
dc.subjectMicrohistory
dc.subjectOthering
dc.subjectInformers
dc.subjectInstigators
dc.subjectOral Memory
dc.subjectPerpetrators Testimonies
dc.subjectMass Starvation
dc.subjectCase Studies
dc.subjectActivists
dc.subjectMan-Made Famine
dc.subjectNovel
dc.subjectPoetry
dc.subjectCultural Texts
dc.subjectMuseum Practice
dc.subjectDrama
dc.subjectFilm
dc.subjectNarrative
dc.subjectAgency
dc.subjectIdeological Participants
dc.subjectUkrainian Diaspora
dc.subjectUkrainian Nationalism
dc.subjectPost-Soviet Ukraine
dc.subject1932-1933 Famine in Ukraine
dc.subjectStakhanovite
dc.subjectRank-and-File
dc.subjectCommittees of Non-Wealthy Peasants
dc.subjectKomsomol
dc.subjectGrain Procurement
dc.subjectFirst Five-Year-Plan
dc.subjectSoviet History
dc.titleʻIdle, Drunk and Good-for-Nothingʼ: The Rank-and-File Perpetrators of 1932-1933 Famine in Ukraine and Their Representation in Cultural Memory
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cambridge
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Modern and Medieval Languages/Department of Slavonic Studies
dc.date.updated2019-03-27T14:16:12Z
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.38324
dc.publisher.collegeRobinson College
dc.type.qualificationtitlePhD in Slavonic Studies
cam.supervisorFinnin, Rory
cam.thesis.fundingfalse
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-04-04


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