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Memory And Theory In Eastern Europe

Author : Uilleam Blacker
ISBN : 9781137322067
Genre : History
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It is the aim of this volume to investigate how academic practices of Memory Studies are being applied, adapted, and transformed in the countries of East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. It affords a new, startlingly different perspective for scholars of both Eastern European history and Memory Studies.

History Memory And Politics In Central And Eastern Europe

Author : G. Mink
ISBN : 9781137302052
Genre : Political Science
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Fourteen specialists of Central and Eastern European politics explore memory policies and politics by examining how and why contested memories are constantly reactivated in the former Soviet bloc. The book explores how new social and political actors can challenge the traditional narratives about the past produced by state bodies.

Twenty Years After Communism

Author : Michael Bernhard
ISBN : 9780199375141
Genre : History
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"Remembering the past, especially as collectivity, is a political process, thus the politics of memory and commemoration is an integral part of the establishment of new political regimes, new identities, and new principles of political legitimacy. This volume is about the explosion of the politics of memory triggered by the fall of state socialism in Eastern Europe, particularly about the politics of its commemoration twenty years later. It offers seventeen in-depth case studies, an original theoretical framework, and a comparative study of memory regime types and their origins. Four different kinds of mnemonic actors are identified: mnemonic warriors, mnemonic pluralists, mnemonic abnegators, and mnemonic prospectives. Their combinations render three different types of memory regimes: fractured, pillarized, and unified. Disciplined comparative analysis shows how several different configurations of factors affect the emergence of mnemonic actors and different varieties of memory regimes. There are three groups of causal factors that influence the political form of the memory regime: the range of structural constraints the actors face (e.g., the type of regime transformation), cultural constraints linked to past political conflict (e.g., salient ethnic or religious cleavages), and cultural and strategic choices actors make (e.g. framing post-communist political identities)"--

Dynamics Of Memory And Identity In Contemporary Europe

Author : Eric Langenbacher
ISBN : 9780857455819
Genre : History
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The collapse of the Iron Curtain, the renationalization of eastern Europe, and the simultaneous eastward expansion of the European Union have all impacted the way the past is remembered in today's eastern Europe. At the same time, in recent years, the Europeanization of Holocaust memory and a growing sense of the need to stage a more "self-critical" memory has significantly changed the way in which western Europe commemorates and memorializes the past. The increasing dissatisfaction among scholars with the blanket, undifferentiated use of the term "collective memory" is evolving in new directions. This volume brings the tension into focus while addressing the state of memory theory itself.

Disputed Memory

Author : Tea Sindbæk Andersen
ISBN : 9783110453348
Genre : Social Science
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Memories of the crimes of Communism, Nazism and other difficult aspects of the 20th century are fiercely disputed in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Analyzing representations and negotiations of disputed memories in various media, in local, national and transnational contexts, the chapters in this book emphasize the interconnectedness of memory with emotions, mediation and politics and demonstrate the social impact of memory disputes.

Performing Pain

Author : Maria Cizmic
ISBN : 9780199734603
Genre : History
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'Performing Pain' uncovers music's relationships to trauma and grief by focusing upon the late 20th century in Eastern Europe.

Gender And War In Twentieth Century Eastern Europe

Author : Nancy M. Wingfield
ISBN : 0253111935
Genre : Social Science
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This volume explores the role of gender on both the home and fighting fronts in eastern Europe during World Wars I and II. By using gender as a category of analysis, the authors seek to arrive at a more nuanced understanding of the subjective nature of wartime experience and its representations. While historians have long equated the fighting front with the masculine and the home front with the feminine, the contributors challenge these dichotomies, demonstrating that they are based on culturally embedded assumptions about heroism and sacrifice. Major themes include the ways in which wartime experiences challenge traditional gender roles; postwar restoration of gender order; collaboration and resistance; the body; and memory and commemoration.

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