Synopses & Reviews
"... a signal contribution to a growing literature on a phenomenon that has become tragically pervasive in the 20th century.... This highly original account combines exemplary empirical research with the judicious application of diverse methods to explore the far-reaching ramifications of 'a whole empire walking.'" --Vucinich Prize citation
"An important contribution not only to modern Russian history but also to an ongoing repositioning of Russia in broader European and world historical processes.... elegantly written... highly innovative." --Europe-Asia Studies
Drawing on previously unused archival material in Russia, Latvia, and Armenia and on insights from social and critical theory, Peter Gatrell considers the origins of displacement and its political implications and provides a close analysis of humanitarian initiatives and the relationships between refugees and the communities in which they settled.
The social, political, and cultural significance of refugeedom.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -308) and index.
About the Author
Peter Gatrell teaches modern European history and economic history at the University of Manchester, where he is presently Professor and Head of Department. His previous books include The Tsarist Economy 1850-1917 and Government, Industry and Rearmament in Russia, 1900- 1914.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Humanity Uprooted
1. War and the Origins of Involuntary Displacement
2. The Politics of Refugeedom
3. Resettlement and Relief of Refugees
4. Consolidating Refugeedom
5. Refugees and Gender
6. Refugees and the Labor Market
7. Refugees and the Construction of "National" Identity
8. Revolution and Refugeedom
Conclusion: The Meanings of Refugeedom
Appendix 1. Refugee Population Statistics
Appendix 2. Questionnaire Issued by the Tatiana Committee, January 1917