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Warlands : Population Resettlement and State Reconstruction in the Soviet-East European Borderlands, 1945-50 - Peter Gatrell


Population Resettlement and State Reconstruction in the Soviet-East European Borderlands, 1945-50

By: Peter Gatrell (Editor), Nick Baron (Editor)


Published: 22nd October 2009
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The displacement of population during and after the Second World War took place on a global scale and formed part of a longer historical process of violence, territorial reconfiguration and state 'development'. This book focuses on the profound political, social and economic upheavals in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe at this time.

"It is inter-ethnic subtleties of this kind which are brought to light so well in this excellent collection of essays - essential reading for students of Central and Eastern Europe." - European History Quarterly "The strengths of Warlands are numerous, and the volume represents an impressive contribution to a growing body of scholarship on resettlement." - Journal of Contemporary History

Preface and Acknowledgements List of Maps and Photos Abbreviations 1. From 'Homelands' to 'Warlands': Themes, Approaches, Voices; P.Gatrell PART I: TRANSIT: NATIONAL EXPERIENCES AND INTERNATIONAL INTERVENTIONS IN POST-WAR DP CAMPS 2. Living in the DP Camp: Lithuanian Refugees in the West, 1944-1954; T.Balkelis 3. 'How those brothers in foreign lands are dividing the fatherland': Latvian National Politics in Displaced Persons Camps after the Second World War; A.Purs 4. The Quaker Internationalist Tradition in Displaced Person Camps 1945-1948; J.Carson PART II: RETURN: SOVIET POST-WAR RESETTLEMENT PRACTICES AND POPULATION MANAGEMENT 5. Remaking Soviet Society: the Filtration of Returnees from Nazi Germany, 1944-1949; N.Baron 6. Dirt, Disease and Disorder: Population Re-placement in Post-war Leningrad and the 'Danger' of Social Contamination; S.Peeling 7. The Repatriation of Armenians to Soviet Armenia, 1945-1949; J.Laycock PART III: BORDER CROSSINGS: STATE PRACTICES OF DISPLACEMENT AND NATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION 8. Ukrainian-Polish Population Transfers, 1944-1946: Moving in Opposite Directions; K.Stadnik 9. To Pacify, Populate and Polonize: Territorial Transformations and the Displacement of Ethnic Minorities in Communist Poland, 1944-1949; K.Zielinski 10. Population Displacement and Regional Reconstruction in Post-War Poland: the Case of Upper Silesia; E.Ochman PART IV: THE POLITICS OF MEMORY: LONG-TERM PERSPECTIVES ON DISPLACEMENT 11. Locating Estonia: Perspectives from Exile and the Homeland; M.Wulf 12. Violent Peacetime: Reconceptualising Displacement and Resettlement in the Soviet-East European Borderlands after the Second World War; P.Gatrell and N.Baron Index

ISBN: 9781137441423
ISBN-10: 1137441429
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 22nd October 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1