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„Sejfy” mieszkaniowe. Próba zbadania radzieckiej tradycji przechowywania pieniędzy w mieszkaniach na przykładzie współczesnej Ukrainy
Home “Safes”. An Attempt to Examine the Soviet Tradition of Keeping Money at Home on the Example of Contemporary Ukraine

Author(s): Olena Baranova
Subject(s): Cultural history, Architecture, Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: flat; home hiding places; money; safe
Summary/Abstract: The article attempts to theoretically discuss and systematize the phenomenon of hiding places at Ukrainian homes and cultural practices accompanying them shaped in the Soviet times. The history and transformations of hiding places can be traced in the local jokes, anecdotes and stories. The author, on the basis of short interviews, tries to capture the cultural specificity of the hiding places and demonstrate how they impact on the Ukrainian flats, which become the space adapted, remodelled or even designed in advance to keep money at home. The study covers the age groups who have various approaches to the idea of hiding places and their role in the flat.

  • Page Range: 149-159
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish