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By Natalia Khanenko-Friesen

What occurs to ethnic groups once they have homelands to love—one actual and instant, the opposite far away yet precious within the middle and imagination?

Ukrainian Otherlands is an leading edge exploration of contemporary ethnic id, taken with diaspora/homeland understandings of one another in Ukraine and in Ukrainian ethnic groups all over the world. Exploring a wealthy array of folks songs, poetry and tales, trans-Atlantic correspondence, relations histories, and rituals of homecoming and internet hosting that constructed within the Ukrainian diaspora and Ukraine in the course of the 20th century, Natalia Khanenko-Friesen asserts that many very important points of recent ethnic identification shape, increase, and show themselves not just in the course of the diaspora's persevered longing for the place of origin, but in addition in a homeland's deeply felt connection to its diaspora. but, she unearths each one staff imagines the "otherland" and ethnic identification otherwise, resulting in misunderstandings among Ukrainians and their ethnic-Ukrainian "brothers and sisters" abroad.

An leading edge exploration of the patience of vernacular tradition within the sleek international, Ukrainian Otherlands, amply educated by means of thought and fieldwork, will attract these attracted to folklore, ethnic and diaspora experiences, modernity, migration, folks psychology, background, and cultural anthropology.

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