Migration and Mobility in the Modern Age

Migration and Mobility in the Modern Age : Refugees, Travelers, and Traffickers in Europe and Eurasia

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Combining methodological and theoretical approaches to migration and mobility studies with detailed analyses of historical, cultural, or social phenomena, the works collected here provide an interdisciplinary perspective on how migrations and mobility altered identities and affected images of the "other." From walkways to railroads to airports, the history of travel provides a context for considering the people and events that have shaped Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.57mm | 29g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 9 b&w illus.
  • 0253024765
  • 9780253024763

About Anika Walke

Anika Walke is Assistant Professor of History at Washington University in St. Louis. She is author of Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia. Nicole Svobodny is Senior Lecturer in Russian Literature and Assistant Dean at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a co-editor of Under the Sky of My Africa: Pushkin and Blackness.Jan Musekamp is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences at the European University Viadrina.
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"Though operating on very different scales -- from those of mass movements to those of individual walkers -- the essays here collected represent sustained attention to movement both as a practice and as a predicate for other practices (artistic circles, Cold War diplomacy, etc.). These essays will be of use to scholars of Russia and Eastern Europe while at the same time helping feed broader discussions within transnational discussions of mobility." -John Randolph, author of The House in the Garden: The Bakunin Family and the Romance of Russian Idealism
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Table of contents

Introduction / Anika Walke Part I: Ways of Moving 1. Paris-St. Petersburg: Shrinking Spaces in the Nineteenth Century / Jan Musekamp 2. "A main station at one's front door": Bicycles, Automobiles, and Early Adapters' Dreams of Personal Mobility in Poland, 1885-1939 / Nathan Wood3. Walking with a Tolstoyan Dancer: Physical and Psychic Mobility in Vaslav Nijinsky's Diary / Nicole Svobodny4. Russian Resorts and European Leisure: Railroad Vacations, "Native" Sites, and the Making of a Russian (Post)Colonial Identity in Manchuria, 1920s-1930s / Chia Yin HsuPart II: People in Motion 5. Dynamic Bohemians: The Russian Artistic Circle in Paris (Russkii Artisticheskii Kruzhok v Parizhe) / Anna Winestein6. Sex at the Border: Trafficking as a Migration Problem in Partitioned Poland / Keely Stauter-Halsted7. Evacuation as Migration: The Soviet Experience during the Great Patriotic War / Lewis H. Siegelbaum and Leslie Page Moch8. Far from Home: Soviet and Non-Soviet Railway Workers' Experiences during the Construction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline Railway (BAM), 1974-1984 / Christopher J. WardPart III: Narratives of Migration 9. Traumatic Mobility: Motivating Collective Authorship in Siberian Narratives of Polish Exiles from the Inter-revolutionary Epoch (1832-62) / Elizabeth Blake10. Technology, the City, and the Body: Bergelson and Shklovsky in Berlin / Harriet Murav11. Andrzej Stasiuk and the Myth of the Literary Gastarbajter / George Gasyna12. Journeys of Identity: From Soviet Jew to German Writer / Adrian Wanner
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