By Daniel J. Walkowitz
In July 1989 coal miners through the Soviet Union engaged in a huge strike that in short captured global headlines and inaugurated a move of strike committees that persevered around the Soviet/post-Soviet divide. during this choice of interviews and essays in keeping with encounters over a three-year interval, the voices of commercial employees and their households within the jap Ukrainian urban of Donetsk, the coal capital of the Donbass, are heard. The tales accrued right here let Western readers to "hear" those humans describe their struggles for survival and identification in stipulations of financial, political and social disintegration/transformation; and to research their stories and different kinds of texts when it comes to altering meanings of labor, gender, and nationwide id. integrated are an exam of the "older iteration" that got here of age throughout the Stalin period; an research of the miners' circulation and the exchange union politics that emerged out of the strike of 1989; and a spotlight at the social crises and cultural disorientations accompanying Ukrainian independence.
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