Nov. 10, 2011–Citizens after Socialism

This week and next we will examine the meanings of citizenship in Ukraine in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster and the collapse of socialism.  We will especially look at how people managed their statuses in the face of uncertainty,  and how the state sought to categorize and manage the health effects of environmental contamination and its risks to the population.


Adriana Petryna, Life Exposed, Chs. 5, 7-8.


Chernobyl radiation map 1996

Chernobyl Radiation Map, 1996.
By CIA Factbook, Sting (vectorisation), MTruch (English translation), Makeemlighter (English translation) [CC-BY-SA-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

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