Article ID: CBB830388363

Forbidden and sublime forest landscapes: narrated experiences of Latvian national partisan women after World War II (2016)


Reinsone, Sanita (Author)

Cold War History
Volume: 16
Issue: 4
Pages: 395-416

Publication Date: 2016
Edition Details: Special Section: Militarised Landscapes: Environmental Histories of the Cold War
Language: English

At the beginning of the Cold War, tens of thousands of Baltic people headed for the forests. It was the largest and longest such experience of human and forest interaction in the history of the three Baltic countries. The forest was turned into a political concept and had abruptly become a doubly sensitive zone: to the authorities it was a space of revolt subject to their control; to the locals, the forests were transformed into sites of both resistance and shelter when life was endangered. Based on recorded life story interviews, this article examines how women experienced the changes in their native landscapes after World War II in the occupied Baltic states, and what it meant for them to be labelled “forest outlaws”.

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Authors & Contributors
Nelson, Arvid
Samojlik, Tomasz
Luse, Agita
Beattie, James
Kļaviņa, Sarma
Aso, Michitake
Cold War History
Acta Baltica historiae et philosophiae scientiarum
Environmental History
History of Psychiatry
Science, Technology and Human Values
IA. The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology
University of California, San Diego
Yale University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Oxford University Press
Louisiana State University Press
Cold War
Forests and forestry
Public policy
Environmental history
Science and politics
Knēts, Ivars
United States
Soviet Union
East Germany
20th century
19th century
21st century
20th century, late
20th century, early

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