Immigrants from Villages in Large Industrial Cities: Based on Materials from Katerynslav at the end of the Nineteenth and Beginning of the Twentieth Centuries
Tetiana PortnovaOles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University
May, 20 2010 / 4.30 pm
Center for Urban History, Lviv
The project by Center grantee Tetiana Portnova is dedicated to the peculiarities of urbanization in the industrial region of southeastern Ukraine, and more specifically – the role peasants play in forming the atmosphere and character of that area. Migration is seen as a space for contact (and conflict) between urban and village cultures.
The following questions are proposed for consideration:
- The specific characteristics of the lives of rural migrants in large industrial cities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the depth of their integration into the urban environment;
- Social characteristics of new city dwellers in the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries – workers and villagers;
- The reaction of "old" urban dwellers toward those newly arrived.
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