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Folklore in Baltic History: Resistance and Resurgence

Sadhana Naithani


Folklore in Baltic History: Resistance and Resurgence is a study of how the discipline of folklore studies was treated under the totalitarian rule of the USSR in the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from 1945 to 1991 and what role the study of folklore has played since independence in 1991. It is a “dramatic history” of what happened to folklorists, folklore archives and folklore departments in the universities under the Soviet rule. On the one hand was a coercive and brutal state and on the other peoples conscious of their national, cultural and linguistic identity as compris ... More

Keywords: Baltic countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Folklore-Folkloristics, Totalitarian USSR, Oral History, Post-Soviet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496823564
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496823564.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sadhana Naithani, author
Jawaharlal Nehru University