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dc.contributor.authorMalykhina, Svitlanaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-07T18:50:08Z
dc.date.available2020-05-07T18:50:08Z
dc.identifier.citationSvitlana Malykhina. "Change and continuity in the urban semiosphere of post-Soviet Kharkiv." East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 55 - 104. https://doi.org/10.21226/ewjus569
dc.identifier.issn2292-7956
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/40689
dc.description.abstractThe paper studies change and continuity in the urban semiosphere of Kharkiv in the post-Maidan period, focusing on themes such as the interplay of languages, street art, toponyms, and the significance of political, ideological, commercial, and artistic discourses in the urban space. The urban vernacular of Kharkiv is examined via the concept of the palimpsest that helps to expose the process of acceptance or rejection of the past, and to assess how things are remembered and forgotten through the tropes of the old narrative that were scrapped and replaced with new ones. The analysis of the linguistic landscape in this study focuses on a broader, more inclusive set of components that are part of public spaces, such as street graffiti metaphors and reactions to the text on graffiti. Thus, а multimodal approach is essential to provide deeper meanings and interpretations of public spaces. To examine the complex linguistic landscape, I bring together a representative collection of public signage that mirrors the dynamics of different historical, linguistic, and ideological factors that shape the contemporary Ukrainian identity, along with the too obvious and simultaneous presence within it of markers of the collective identity from the Soviet period. The juxtaposition of overlapping narratives provides a means to discuss the city’s community-building efforts. My paper introduces a few familiar cases of how post-Soviet urban dwellers have shaped social spaces.en_US
dc.format.extentp. 55 - 104en_US
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dc.publisherUniversity of Alberta Librariesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEast/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies
dc.rights© 2017 Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, and EWJUS (East-West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies). Works published by EWJUS are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titleChange and continuity in the urban semiosphere of post-Soviet Kharkiven_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.21226/ewjus569
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pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of World Languages & Literaturesen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_US
dc.date.online2020-04-15
dc.identifier.mycv554209


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© 2017 Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, and EWJUS (East-West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies). Works published by EWJUS are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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