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Survival as Victory”  Ukrainian Women in the Gulag, by Oksana Kis, Ph.D. presentation.

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$10.00
The Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago is pleased to invite you to our lecture and book presentation :
  Book: Survival as Victory”  Ukrainian Women in the Gulag, by Oksana Kis, Ph.D.
Lecture: “To Remain a Ukrainian Woman: Practices of Normative Femininity in the Camps as Counteraction to
Destructive Effects of the Gulag”

Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian women were sentenced to the GULAG in the 1940s and 1950s, but only about half of them survived. With this book, Oksana Kis has produced the first anthropological study of daily life in the Soviet forced labor camps as experienced by Ukrainian women prisoners.  It details the women’s resistance to the brutality of camp conditions not only through the preservation of customs and traditions from everyday home life, but also through the frequent elision of regional and confessional differences.

This book and lecture is for anyone interested in gendered strategies of survival, accommodation, and resistance to the dehumanizing effects of the Gulag.

Details

Date:
November 12
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$10.00
Event Category:
Website:
www.ukrainiannationalmuseum.org

Venue

Ukrainian National Museum
2249 W. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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