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ERIC Number: EJ1128037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
"Fairy Tale for Pioneers": Deconstruction of Official Ideology in Memories about Artek 1960s-1980s
Kozlova, Anna
European Education, v48 n3 p170-186 2016
This article focuses on the memories of the Soviet pioneer camp Artek among camp leaders and Pioneers who visited this camp in the 1960s-1980s. The study examines the interaction between the ideology discourse of the late Soviet epoch about Artek and personal autobiographical memories. Turning to analysis of narrative structure and the pragmatic context of the memories, the article describes why Artek may be understood as a nonideological and--in some cases--non-Soviet project. Artek as a private realization of the "general" communist utopian project had features that enabled some people to perceive (and remember) it as an "exception" from the usual Soviet everyday life (distance from the center, exoticization of nature, material world) and, as a consequence, the social world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: USSR
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