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Memory and change in Europe : Eastern perspectives

Author: Małgorzata Pakier; Joanna Wawrzyniak
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2015. ©2015
Series: Studies in contemporary European history, 16.
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"In studies of a common European past, there is a significant lack of scholarship on the former Eastern Bloc countries. While understanding the importance of shifting the focus of European memory eastward, contributors avoid the trap of Eastern European exceptionalism, an assumption that this region's experiences are too unique to render them comparable to the rest of Europe. This volume offers a reflection on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Memory and change in Europe
(DLC) 2015007895
(OCoLC)933753944
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Małgorzata Pakier; Joanna Wawrzyniak
ISBN: 9781782389309 178238930X
OCLC Number: 935494729
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 373 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Foreword / Jeffrey Olick --
Introduction: Memory and change in Eastern Europe : how special? / Małgorzata Pakier and Joanna Wawrzyniak --
Part I. Memory dialogues and monologues --
The transformative power of memory / Aleida Assmann --
Political correctness and memories constructed for "Eastern Europe" / Andrzej Nowak --
Part II. Eastern Europe as a (unique) memory framework? --
The (non-)travelling concept of les lieux de mémoire : Central and Eastern European perspectives / Maciej Górny and Kornelia Kończal --
Ain't nothing special / Sławomir Kapralski --
Biographical and collective memory : mutual influences in Central and Eastern European context / Kaja Kaźmierska --
Part III. Eastern European memories facing historical change and cultural transformations --
The path of bringing the dark to light : memory of the Holocaust in postcommunist Europe / Joanna Beata Michlic --
The rise of an East European community of memory? : on lobbying for the Gulag memory via Brussels / Lidia Zessin-Jurek --
Two concepts of victimhood : property restitution in the Czech Republic and Poland after 1989 / Stanisław Tyszka --
Shared memory culture? : nationalizing the "Great Patriotic War" in the Ukrainian-Russian borderlands / Tatiana Zhurzhenko --
History, politics and memory (Ukraine 1990s-2000s) / Georgiy Kasianov --
Walking memory through city space in Sevastopol, Crimea / Judy Brown --
Part IV. Foci of memories in Eastern Europe --
The second world war in the memory of contemporary Polish society / Piotr Tadeusz Kwiatkowski --
Auschwitz and Katyn in politial bondage : the process of shaping memory in communist Poland / Jacek Chrobaczyński and Piotr Trojański --
Germans in Eastern Europe as a Polish-German lieu de mémoire? : on the asymmetry of memories / Matthias Weber --
Remembering collectivization in Bulgaria / Yana Yancheva --
Uses and misuses of memory : dealing with the communist past in postcommunist Bulgaria and Romania / Claudia-Florentina Dobre.
Series Title: Studies in contemporary European history, 16.
Responsibility: edited by Małgorzata Pakier and Joanna Wawrzyniak.

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