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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2021. № 6 (162), 1349—1355

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  • Candidate of Historical Sciences (= Ph.D. in history),
  • Senior Research Fellow, Department of Social Anthropology
  • Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,
  • 15, Svobody Avenue, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine,
  • Department of History of Ukraine, Museum Studies and Cultural Heritage,
  • Lviv Polytechnic National University,
  • 12, Bandera street, 79013, Lviv, Ukraine,
  • Contacts: e-mail:

Abstract. Having regard to the rethinking of the Ukrainian Soviet period its territorial localization is essential.

The purpose of the proposed survey is to determine the influence of «local» properties on Soviet everyday life.

To implement it, the following tasks are set — to identify local features and analyze their significance in the study.

The article deals with the daily life of teachers, its comprehension and evaluation by teachers themselves and makes allowances for the macro-historical and micro-historical events of that time considering their interrelations and interaction with teachers’ everyday life.

Territorial borders are delineated by the so-called Eastern Halychyna, which covered the Ukrainian ethnic lands. Today it is entirely Lviv, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk regions.

The study of the sphere of human everyday life as well as the in-depth interest in the Soviet era provides the using of various methods and methodological approaches involving the widest possible source base.

Oral history as a source and a method of representing the anthropological dimension of historical reconstructions plays a key role in the study of Soviet everyday life.

The local history of Soviet daily occurrence is a good material for studying the totalitarian past of Ukraine and redefining the past which is «trying to catch up».

The territorial localization of the Soviet experience makes it possible to lay emphasis on the «Sovietness» in its details and to assert its influence on the everyday life of Soviet teachers.

Keywords: daily occurrence, rural areas, Eastern Halychyna, teachers, Soviet period.

Received 3.10.2021


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