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Childhood After Chornobyl: A Social History of Childhood in Ukraine 1986-1996

  • Author / Creator
    Yakovlyeva, Viktoriya
  • Childhood After Chornobyl is about children and childhood in Ukraine in the period surrounding the establishment of independent Ukraine in 1991 (1986-1996). As an interdisciplinary and multi-lingual project with a focus on linguistic, narrative, and theoretical perspectives on childhood, the aim is the expansion of field knowledge toward the further development of theoretical perspectives for international Childhood Studies. The dissertation documents a social history of Ukrainian children through interviews and the investigation of secondary discourses. The recollections of individuals are supported by an investigation of narratives for and about children appearing in periodicals published at the time. The study of children is therefore limited to the reconstruction of memory and language towards an understanding of late-Soviet and Ukrainian childhoods.

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  • Graduation date
    2016-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R31R6N79C
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Doctoral
  • Department
    • Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
  • Specialization
    • Social Theory and Cultural Studies
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Nahachewsky, Andriy (MLCS)
    • Zivkovic, Marko (Anthropology)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Dorow, Sara (Sociology)
    • Shields, Rob (Sociology)
    • Kirova, Anna (Education)