Fighting Fences vs Fighting Monuments: Politics of Memory and Protest Mobilization in Ukraine

@article{Ishchenko2011FightingFV,
  title={Fighting Fences vs Fighting Monuments: Politics of Memory and Protest Mobilization in Ukraine},
  author={Volodymyr Ishchenko},
  journal={Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe},
  year={2011},
  volume={19},
  pages={369 - 395}
}
  • Volodymyr Ishchenko
  • Published 1 April 2011
  • Sociology
  • Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe
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