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Yurchuk, Y. (2019). Memories of the War-Time Nationalist Movement during the Orange Revolution (2004) and the Euromaidan (2014): Similarities, Differences, and Purposes of the Use of the Past in the Turbulent Times of the Present. In: Jarosław Suchoples, Stephanie James and Barbara Törnquist-Plewa (Ed.), World War II Re-explored Some New Millennium Studies in the History of the Global Conflict: (pp. 411-430). Berlin: Peter Lang Publishing Group
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Memories of the War-Time Nationalist Movement during the Orange Revolution (2004) and the Euromaidan (2014): Similarities, Differences, and Purposes of the Use of the Past in the Turbulent Times of the Present
2019 (English)In: World War II Re-explored Some New Millennium Studies in the History of the Global Conflict / [ed] Jarosław Suchoples, Stephanie James and Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Berlin: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2019, p. 411-430Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter analyses how the memory of the war-time nationalist movement represented by the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and its military arm the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) was used in the Ukraine during the most turbulent moments of its recent history, the Orange Revolution in 2004 and the Euromaidan in 2013/2014. It shows how in 2004 the memory of the OUN and UPA was used with propaganda intent in the election campaign which resulted in fraud, and consequently led to mass protests. During the Euromaidan, the memory of these organizations was used primarily as a symbol of radicalism and revolution. Furthermore, it is argued that constant insecurity about the end of the ‘struggle for independence,’ i.e. fear that independence can be lost again, strengthened adherence to the heroic memory of OUN and UPA for both the political right and the political center. In this way, the heroic memory of the OUN and UPA presented a means to existential security. In this usage, this memory is full of ‘factual’ drawbacks as it neglects, ignores, and circumvents historical evidence about the atrocities committed by the OUN and UPA.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2019
Keywords
memory, Ukraine, nationalism, Euromaidan, Orange revolution
National Category
History
Research subject
Historical Studies; Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38660 (URN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1822
Available from: 2019-08-05 Created: 2019-08-05 Last updated: 2019-08-06Bibliographically approved
Törnquist-Plewa, B. & Yurchuk, Y. (2019). Memory politics in contemporary Ukraine: Reflections from the postcolonial perspective. Memory Studies, 12(6), 699-720
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Memory politics in contemporary Ukraine: Reflections from the postcolonial perspective
2019 (English)In: Memory Studies, ISSN 1750-6980, E-ISSN 1750-6999, Vol. 12, no 6, p. 699-720Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Reporting from the events of the so-called ‘Euro-revolution’ in Ukraine 2013–2014, the Western media were prompt to point out the excessive use of national symbols, including those connected with the memory of the Ukrainian nationalist organizations ‘OUN’ and ‘UPA’, which for some periods of time had cooperated with Nazi Germany and were involved in the killing of civilians. By using a postcolonial perspective, the article aims to explain this phenomenon, as well as a number of other elements of the politics of memory in contemporary Ukraine, such as the so-called ‘Decommunization Laws’ adopted in 2015. Special attention is paid to Frantz Fanon’s idea of ‘anticolonial nationalism’ and Homi Bhabha’s idea of hybridity and their realization in Ukraine.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
hybridity, Maidan revolution, nationalism, postcolonial, Ukraine, UPA
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36477 (URN)10.1177/1750698017727806 (DOI)000502504600007 ()
Available from: 2018-10-03 Created: 2018-10-03 Last updated: 2020-01-03Bibliographically approved
Yurchuk, Y. (2019). Religion and Memory Entwined: The Role of Religious Groups in Holocaust Remembering. The Case of Ukraine. In: Memory Studies Association: . Paper presented at Memory Studies Association, 3rd Annual Conference, Madrid, June 25-28, 2019..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Religion and Memory Entwined: The Role of Religious Groups in Holocaust Remembering. The Case of Ukraine
2019 (English)In: Memory Studies Association, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In religious studies there is a rich discussion on how social memory can be used for understanding social dimension of religion, how religious communities are constructed through memory, how religions remember, so to say (Hervieu-Leger 2000; Assmann 2006). In my presentation, I want to discuss how religion can be used for better understanding of how social remembrance functions.

Based on the analysis of interviews, participant observations, and published sources I want to see how different religious groups – Jewish, Christian (Orthodox and Catholic), Protestant – work for establishing the remembrance of the Holocaust in Ukraine. I want to see what it means for each of the group to engage in the memory work, what this participation brings for shaping the memory as well as for self-understanding and functioning of the group. My empirical material shows that religion opens the ways for building trans- and inter-national memory networks. These networks actively engage in local contexts and through a process of negotiations and adjustments create memory projects that reflect both global and local features. More concretely, I was tracing the work of Jewish memory actors from the USA and Protestant memory actors from Germany who worked on the projects of Holocaust remembrance in Ukraine. In these concrete cases, I was also looking into how local Jewish, Christian and Protestant communities were engaged in this work.

 

Keywords
religion, memory, Ukraine, Holocaust
National Category
History
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38662 (URN)
Conference
Memory Studies Association, 3rd Annual Conference, Madrid, June 25-28, 2019.
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 16/2016
Available from: 2019-08-05 Created: 2019-08-05 Last updated: 2019-08-05Bibliographically approved
Yurchuk, Y., Marchenko, A. & Kashyn, A. (2019). Rethinking Perestroika in Ukraine: Waking up a “Sleeping Beauty”. In: Li Bennich-Björkman & Sergiy Kurbatov (Ed.), When the Future Came: The Collapse of the USSR and the Emergence of National Memory in Post-Soviet History Textbooks. Stuttgart: Ibidem-Verlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rethinking Perestroika in Ukraine: Waking up a “Sleeping Beauty”
2019 (English)In: When the Future Came: The Collapse of the USSR and the Emergence of National Memory in Post-Soviet History Textbooks / [ed] Li Bennich-Björkman & Sergiy Kurbatov, Stuttgart: Ibidem-Verlag, 2019Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stuttgart: Ibidem-Verlag, 2019
Series
Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, ISSN 1614-3515 ; 211
Keywords
perestroika, Ukraine, textbooks, memory
National Category
History
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies; Studies in the Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38700 (URN)9783838213354 (ISBN)9783838273358 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-07 Created: 2019-08-07 Last updated: 2019-11-06Bibliographically approved
Yurchuk, Y. (2019). Writing the War: Literature about the War in Donbas [Review]. Baltic Worlds, 2, 89-90
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Writing the War: Literature about the War in Donbas
2019 (English)In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, E-ISSN 2001-7308, Vol. 2, p. 89-90Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Keywords
Donbas, Ukraine, literature, war, memory
National Category
History
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38661 (URN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1822
Available from: 2019-08-05 Created: 2019-08-05 Last updated: 2019-08-06Bibliographically approved
Voronova, L. & Yurchuk, Y. (2018). Challenges of ongoing conflict research: Transdisciplinary ethnography in post-2014 Ukraine. In: : . Paper presented at 7th European Communication Conference(ECC2018): "Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation", 31 October - 3 November, 2018, Lugano / Switzerland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges of ongoing conflict research: Transdisciplinary ethnography in post-2014 Ukraine
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The transdisciplinary collaborative project “Propaganda and management of information in the Ukraine-Russia conflict” that the authors are a part of, focuses on the Ukrainian media and uses ethnography as its primary methodology. We have been interviewing various actors involved in production of information flows in the post-2014 Ukraine: journalists, media and security experts, historians, PR-managers etc. What most of the informants pointed to was the recent shift in their perception of their role in the changes that the country is going through: they highlight their roles as activists and change agents in the society. Coming from different research fields (history and media and communication studies), we have been reflecting upon the tension between our striving at academic neutrality and the different disciplinary approaches, as well as unavoidable emotional involvement in the subject we scrutinize. 

The paper is based on auto-ethnography wherein we reflect on the challenges the researchers face when conducting ethnographic research on activists and dealing with such sensitive issues as information warfare and armed conflict. This becomes especially problematic when scholars come from the countries involved in the conflict, Ukraine and Russia. How do our feelings of guilt, shame, anger, affection, attachment, love, interact with our professional goals and with our dealing with the material? How do they influence our interaction with the informants and each other? And how can we empower our informants, while remaining in the framework of academic research?

This analysis contributes to the ethnographic studies on crisis and post-crisis societies. It continues the discussion about the role of emotions in ethnographic research, where we compare our experiences of ethical dilemmas, inspired by, e.g., Hoffmann (2007). Although this issue, in the context of Ukraine, has been partly addressed (e.g., Malyutina 2017),such an auto-ethnographic, self-reflexive work is rare in the Western scholarship that largely applies quantitative methods and focuses on the content, not people’s experiences.

Keywords
Ukraine, hybrid war, ethnography, auto-ethnography, self-reflexivity, transdisciplinarity, interview
National Category
Communication Studies Cultural Studies
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies; Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36831 (URN)2015/3.1.1/1417 (Local ID)2015/3.1.1/1417 (Archive number)2015/3.1.1/1417 (OAI)
Conference
7th European Communication Conference(ECC2018): "Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation", 31 October - 3 November, 2018, Lugano / Switzerland
Projects
Propaganda and management of information in the Ukraine-Russia conflict: From nation branding to information war
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 3033701
Available from: 2018-11-29 Created: 2018-11-29 Last updated: 2018-11-29Bibliographically approved
Alena, M., Barbara, T. P. & Yurchuk, Y. (2018). Humour as a Mode of Hegemonic Control: Comic Representations of Belarusian and Ukrainian Leaders in Official Russian Media. In: Niklas Bernsand and Barbara Törnquist-Plewa (Ed.), Cultural and Political Imaginaries in Putin’s Russia: (pp. 211-231). Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Humour as a Mode of Hegemonic Control: Comic Representations of Belarusian and Ukrainian Leaders in Official Russian Media
2018 (English)In: Cultural and Political Imaginaries in Putin’s Russia / [ed] Niklas Bernsand and Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2018, p. 211-231Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2018
Series
Eurasian Studies Library, ISSN 1877-9484 ; 11
Keywords
humor, media, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus
National Category
History
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36706 (URN)10.1163/9789004366671_011 (DOI)2015/3.1.1/1417 (Local ID)978-90-04-36667-1 (ISBN)978-90-04-36666-4 (ISBN)2015/3.1.1/1417 (Archive number)2015/3.1.1/1417 (OAI)
Projects
Propaganda and management of information in the Ukraine-Russia conflict: From nation branding to information war.
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2018-11-06 Created: 2018-11-06 Last updated: 2018-11-07Bibliographically approved
Yurchuk, Y. & Umland, A. (2018). Introduction: Essays in the Historical Interpretation of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, 4(2), 29-34
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Essays in the Historical Interpretation of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists
2018 (English)In: Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, ISSN 2364-5334, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 29-34Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stuttgart: Ibidem-Verlag, 2018
Keywords
memory, Ukraine, Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, nationalism
National Category
History
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37248 (URN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Note

Special Section: Issues in the History and Memory of the OUN II

ISBN 9783838212364

Available from: 2019-01-10 Created: 2019-01-10 Last updated: 2019-01-11Bibliographically approved
Yurchuk, Y. (2018). Memory and history in Ukraine after the Euromaidan. ZOiS Spotlight, Article ID 24.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Memory and history in Ukraine after the Euromaidan
2018 (English)In: ZOiS Spotlight, article id 24Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

After the Euromaidan, some of the most visible changes in Ukraine took place in the areas of history and memory politics. As result of decommunisation laws, over 50,000 places have been renamed. This exemplifies the continued tendency in Ukraine to treat the past as a matter of national security.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: The Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), 2018
Keywords
memory, securitization, nationalism, Ukraine
National Category
History
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37249 (URN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2019-01-10 Created: 2019-01-10 Last updated: 2019-01-11Bibliographically approved
Yurchuk, Y. (2018). Movers and Shakers of Soviet Ukrainian culture in the 1920s–1930s, “Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge. State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine”, Mayhill C. Fowler, University of Toronto Press, 2017 [Review]. Baltic Worlds, 2-3, 118-119
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Movers and Shakers of Soviet Ukrainian culture in the 1920s–1930s, “Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge. State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine”, Mayhill C. Fowler, University of Toronto Press, 2017
2018 (English)In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. 2-3, p. 118-119Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Keywords
Ukraine, history, theater
National Category
History
Research subject
Historical Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36478 (URN)2015/3.1.1/1417 (Local ID)2015/3.1.1/1417 (Archive number)2015/3.1.1/1417 (OAI)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2018-10-03 Created: 2018-10-03 Last updated: 2018-10-04Bibliographically approved
Projects
Propaganda and management of information in the Ukraine-Russia conflict: From nation branding to information war [56/2015_OSS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Voronova, L. (2019). Conflict as a point of no return: Immigrant and internally displaced journalists in Ukraine. European Journal of Cultural Studies
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