9780802122964

Everything is Wonderful Memories of a Collective Farm in Estonia

  • ISBN 13:

    9780802122964

  • ISBN 10:

    0802122965

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/08/2016
  • Publisher: Grove Press

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Summary

From 1993 to 1994, Sigrid Rausing completed her anthropological fieldwork on the penninsula of Noarootsi, a former Soviet border protection zone in Estonia. Abandoned watchtowers dotted the coastline, and the huge fields of the Lenin collective farm were laying fallow, waiting for claims from former owners who had fled war and Soviet and Nazi occupation. Rausing's research focused on the loss of historical memory during the Soviet occupation, and the slow revival of an independent Estonian culture, including the recognition of the minority Swedes in Estonia. She lived and worked amongst the villagers, witnessing their transition from repression to independence, and from Soviet neglect to post-Soviet austerity.

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