A Tree Called Home
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In our words
All invalids (invalidu rozn´) are not equal…
At the head of the line stand the all-important invalids of the Second World War. Behind them we find the invalids of military conflict who have similar entitlements, starting with the participants in squelching anti-communist protests in Hungary and Czechoslovakia, and ending with those wounded in Afghanistan and Chechnya. Further back [in the line] are invalids of military service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the KGB, and other “forces.” Then invalids of the workplace and those injured “at the hand of others” get their turn. Those accident victims (bytoviki), who are themselves at fault, come in last, along with the congenitally disabled, who have no one at all to blame.
Lev Indolev, a journalist and a key figure in the Russian disability rights movement. Although Indolev was writing about post-Soviet Russia, the roots of the differentiation he describes lie in the Soviet period. Lev Indolev, Zhit ́v koliaske. 2001 (To live in a wheelchair) quoted from Disability Studies Quarterly, Vol 29, No 3 2009.
A Tree Called Home_Book Presentation
A Tree Called Home
286 pages, 123 photographs
21 cm x 28 cm
English edition, ISBN 978-91-519-8022-5
The book can be bought directly for 55 Euro plus shipping
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A Tree Called Home is published together with the book:
Psychoneurological Asylums in Russia:
The Relationship Between Normativity and Violence
by Leonid Tsoy.
Also included are specified drawings, photographs
and papier-mâché homes by Aleksey Sakhnov and
an essay by Fred Ritchin, The Other and Us.
The book is published on the occasion of the exhibition
A Tree Called Home at Landskrona Foto, 2021.
277 30 Kivik