Focuses on the social voids that were the result of occupation, mass killings, and population movements in Europe
Offers a comparative look on the history of the postwar Europe, exploring the changing lives of ordinary people
Historians, sociologists, and anthropologists adopt comparative perspectives on those who lived in borderlands
Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in the History of Experience (PSHE)
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Table of contents (18 chapters)
The Point of Departure: Experiencing the Catastrophe
A New Brave World: Dysfunctionality, Justice, Reconstruction
The Unbearable Lightness of Things: Property Issues
Living with the Dead: Memory and Commemoration
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Chapter 7 and 13 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.
- ethnic cleansing
- forced resettlement
- property transfers
- postwar reconstruction
- Diana Dumitru, Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, Georgetown University, Washington/D.C., USA
"How does it feel to wear a dress that once belonged to your murdered neighbor? How is it possible to restore moral, social, and legal order in places where one part of the community was killed or expelled? This book addresses such difficult and important questions, drawing on a variety of disciplines and inviting comparative approaches. It is a much-needed inquiry into the postwar resettlement and migration processes in Europe that followed on from genocide, ethnic cleansing, and border shifts. The authors provide an impressive and detailed account of the long-lasting consequences of these events. The book stands out by focusing on those who remained or came to fill the void left by those who had been expelled or murdered, and by questioning fixed notions of the categories of victims, perpetrators, and bystanders."
- Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Lund University, Sweden
"No Neighbors’ Lands is the first volume to offer a comparative perspective on the immediate and long-term effects of the violence of World War II across Europe. A range of deftly researched case studies deliver an extraordinary account of the complex legacies of mass murder, forced migration, and plunder. As the war and the ensuing mass violence created demographic and social voids, people struggled to rebuild the material environment and reconstruct social networks and relationships. In this volume, historians, sociologists, and anthropologists make full use of their skills to trace the pitfalls of these efforts and add a necessary lens to our understanding of the implications of war, genocide, and nationalism in the twentieth century."- Anika Walke, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Editors and Affiliations
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg, Germany
Department of Sociology University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
About the editors
Anna Wylegała is a sociologist and is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. She is the author of Displaced Memories: Remembering and Forgetting in Post-War Poland and Ukraine (2019) and the co-editor (with Małgorzata Głowacka-Grajper) of The Burden of the Past: History and Identity in Contemporary Ukraine (2020).
Sabine Rutar is Senior Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg, Germany, where she works as Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of Comparative Southeast European Studies. In her forthcoming monograph At Work under Hitler and Tito: Mining and Maritime Industries in Yugoslavia, 1940s–1960s she compares microhistories of industrial labour during World War II and the early Cold War.
Małgorzata Łukianow is a sociologist and is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Her work is situated at the intersection of the sociology of culture, memory studies, and the sociology of knowledge.
Book Title: No Neighbors’ Lands in Postwar Europe
Book Subtitle: Vanishing Others
Editors: Anna Wylegała, Sabine Rutar, Małgorzata Łukianow
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in the History of Experience
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-10856-3Published: 13 March 2023
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-10859-4Due: 27 March 2024
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-10857-0Published: 12 March 2023
Series ISSN: 2524-8960
Series E-ISSN: 2524-8979
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVIII, 422
Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour