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The lives and afterlives of a Soviet misfit: Volodymyr Ivasiuk, the emotional crisis of late socialism and the anti-Soviet turn in Ukrainian popular culture

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This article examines how Soviet Ukrainian cultural artefacts acquired anti-Soviet meanings between the 1970s and the 1990s. It explores the life and posthumous commemoration of the pop composer Volodymyr Ivasiuk through the prism of the history of emotion. Although Ivasiuk promoted his Ukrainian-language music on Soviet radio and television in the 1970s, he turned into a symbol of Ukrainian resistance to Soviet rule after his premature death. The article frames this anti-Soviet turn in Ukrai...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/s0960777321000709

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-7135-4699
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Contemporary European History More from this journal
Volume:
32
Issue:
1
Pages:
61-78
Publication date:
2022-03-29
Acceptance date:
2022-03-01
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EISSN:
1469-2171
ISSN:
0960-7773
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1278282
Local pid:
pubs:1278282
Deposit date:
2022-09-11

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