National Oral History, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia
Latvian Oral History researchers association Dzivesstasts (Life Story)
Edited by: Ieva Garda-Rozenberga, Mara Zirnite
Riga, 2011
P. 253
ISBN 978-9984-624-79-2

Cena: 8.00 Eiro

Migration—whether collective, individual, voluntary, or involuntary — has been a significant aspect of the Latvian historical experience and of historical experience worldwide. Migration creates a watershed between life as hitherto lived and the new life. Migration affects tradition, life-style, and identities and sets up a mutual exchange in customs and behaviour between the host community and the immigrants. The identity of the new country shapes the new immigrants even as they shape the new country.

The focus of this online proceedings is oral history research, lifehistories, and biographies through which we gained insight into the collective and individual consequences of migration. The online proceedings consists of papers presented at the Conference by Ilze Akerberga, Baiba Bela, Inta Gale Carpenter, Ieva Garda Rozenberga, Riina Haanpää & Outi Fingerroos, Maija Hinkle, Rutt Hinrikus, Tiiu Jaago, Aivar Jürgenson, Anu Korb, Marta Kurkowska-Budzan, Amy Niang, Maruta Pranka, Anu Printsmann, Edmunds Supulis, Mara Zirnite. Papers by Arta Ankrava and Aija Lulle have also been added to the online proceedings, and these papers reflect the newest research in the field and convey the on-going relevance of the issue.