LAYCOCK, Joanne (2012). Armenian homelands and homecomings 1945-9 : the repatriation of diaspora Armenians to the Soviet Union. Cultural and Social History, 9 (1), 103-123.Full text not available from this repository.
This article, based on research in the Armenian National Archives, focuses upon a neglected aspect of early Cold War history, the repatriation of diasporan Armenians to the Soviet Union (1945-9). I highlight the contested and historically conditioned nature of homelands, examining the multiple ways in which Soviet authorities and diaspora agencies attempted to authenticate Soviet Armenia as a 'homeland'. Armenian constructions of homeland were transformed through the process of homecoming, and I examine attempts to reconcile the realities of life in the Soviet Union with diasporic visions of homeland based on an idealized national past.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Humanities Research Centre|
|Depositing User:||Lorna Greaves|
|Date Deposited:||14 Sep 2012 13:47|
|Last Modified:||14 Sep 2012 13:47|
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