Famine, Memory, and Politics in the Post-Soviet Space: Contrasting Echoes of Collectivization in Ukraine and Kazakhstan

@article{Richter2019FamineMA,
  title={Famine, Memory, and Politics in the Post-Soviet Space: Contrasting Echoes of Collectivization in Ukraine and Kazakhstan},
  author={James G. Richter},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  year={2019},
  volume={48},
  pages={476 - 491}
}
  • J. Richter
  • Published 21 November 2019
  • Sociology
  • Nationalities Papers
Abstract Stalin’s collectivization campaigns and the associated famine killed millions in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, yet the two countries commemorate the events quite differently. In Ukraine, the Holodomor (death by hunger) occupies a prominent place in the public sphere and is remembered most frequently as a genocidal policy against the Ukrainian nation. In Kazakhstan, the famine takes up little space in the public arena, and officials remain reluctant to call it a genocide. This article… 
1 Citations
Introduction to the Special Issue on the Soviet Famines of 1930–1933
The 20th century has been a century of political famines, that is, famines directly—and at times willfully—caused by human policies, in war1 and in peacetime. Scores of millions starved to death in

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 91 REFERENCES
“Capital of Despair”
The Great Famine of 1932—33, known in Ukraine as the Holodomor and silenced for decades by the Soviet regime, holds a special place in national memory. It was after the Orange Revolution that the
The Ukrainian West: Culture and the Fate of Empire in Soviet Lviv
In 1990, months before crowds in Moscow and other major cities dismantled their monuments to Lenin, residents of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv toppled theirs. William Jay Risch argues that
Remembering and forgetting: the state policy of memorializing Stalin's repression in post-Soviet Kazakhstan
The general perception of Western analysts and observers is that the nation-states created as a result of the breakup of the Soviet Union all treat the memory of the dark, repressive aspects of the
Post‐totalitarian national identity: public memory in Germany and Russia
Through a comparative analysis of Germany and Russia, this paper explores how participation in the memorialization process affects and reflects national identity formation in post‐totalitarian
In Search of Lost Genocide: Historical Policy and International Politics in Post-1989 Eastern Europe
This article discusses the tendency of many post-communist states to present their past sufferings as genocides. It ties this “search of lost genocides” to the concept of “historical policy” and its
Shedding Russianness, recasting Ukrainianness: the post-Euromaidan dynamics of ethnonational identifications in Ukraine
Abstract Euromaidan and the subsequent Russian military intervention brought about a perceptible change in ethnonational identifications of Ukrainian citizens. Based on three nationwide surveys from
Cause without a Rebel: Kazakhstan's Unionist Nationalism in the USSR and CIS
  • H. Hale
  • Political Science
    Nationalities Papers
  • 2009
Why would elites or masses in an ethnically distinct region ever opt for “alien rule” over national independence? While separatist movements tend to create the most drama and make the most headlines,
Seeing like a Soviet State: Settlement of Nomadic Kazakhs, 1928–1934
This quote, grisly as it is, could have been a commonplace observation across the Soviet Union in the early 1930s as such sights became the terrible handmaiden of collectivization. This recollection,
The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939
The Soviet Union was the first of Europe's multiethnic states to confront the rising tide of nationalism by systematically promoting the national consciousness of its ethnic minorities and
The collectivization famine in Kazakhstan, 1931-1933.
TLDR
The Terror-Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine was not the only, nor the first, famine disaster connected with Stalin's collectivization drive, but the experience of Kazakhstan was the earliest and most disastrous.
...
...