No 1 (2015)

Gulag Legacy: Spaces of Continuity in Contemporary Everyday Practices

Lead Editor Anna Paretskaya

Table of Contents


Gulag Legacy: Spaces of Continuity in Contemporary Everyday Practices
Olga Ulturgasheva 5-14


The Topography of Incarceration: The Spatial Continuity of Penality and the Legacy of the Gulag in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Russia
Judith Pallot 26-50
The Gulag Reclaimed as Sacred Space: The Negotiation of Memory at the Holy Spring of Iskitim
Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby 51-70
The Communal Apartment under “Special Surveillance”: The Legacy of the Soviet Gulag in Multiethnic Criminal Subcultures in Eastern Siberian Prison Camps
Ivan Peshkov 71-91


The Gulag in Vorkuta: Beyond Space and Time
Alan Barenberg 92-108
How to Transmit the Experience of the Gulag by Means of Historical Exhibition: The Right of Correspondence in Memorial Society in Moscow
Sofia Tchouikina 158-183

Field Notes

Gulag Memory Map: Problems and Gaps
Irina Shcherbakova 114-121
“I’d Rather Not Write about It Anymore”: The Great Purge and Victims’ Children. An Analysis of the Diaries of Two Teenage Komsomol Members
Artem Kravchenko 122-135
“Kolyma Fraternity”: The Problem of Social Identity of Political Detainees (Based on the Memoirs of Zoia Marchenko)
Vladislav Pocheptsov 136-146
Letters from the Gulag as a Survival Technique: A Case of the Artist Grigorii Filippovskii
Andrei Zavadski 147-157

Book Reviews

Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society, 2011; Gulag Voices: Oral Histories of Soviet Detention and Exile, 2011; Narrating the Future in Siberia: Childhood, Adolescence and Autobiography Among the Eveny, 2012
Madeleine Reeves 184-190
Alexander Etkind. Warped Mourning: Stories of the Undead in the Land of the Unburied. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013
Luba Jurgenson 191-194
Dantsig Baldaev. Gardien de camp: Tatouages et dessins du Goulag. Edited by Elisabeth Anstett and Luba Jurgenson. Geneva: Edition des Syrtes, 2013
Sarah Gruszka 195-198
Francois-Xavier Nerard. Piat' protsentov pravdy. Razoblachenie i donositel'stvo v stalinskom SSSR (1928–1941). Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2011
Timur Mukhamatulin 199-202
Alain Blum, Marta Craveri, and Valérie Nivelon, eds. Déportés en URSS: Récits d’Européens au goulag. Paris: Éditions Autrement, 2012
Jean Lévesque 203-206
Albert Kraler, Eleonore Kofman, Martin Kohli, and Camille Schmoll, eds. Gender, Generations and the Family in International Migration. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2011
Olga Tkach 207-210
Anya Bernstein. Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013
Nicolas Sihlé 211-214


Afterword to the Issue
Vieda Skultans 109-113