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Remembering communism : private and public recollections of lived experience in Southeast Europe

Author: Augusta Dimou; Marii︠a︡ Nikolaeva Todorova; Stefan Troebst
Publisher: Budapest : Central European University Press, 2014.
Series: Leipzig studies on the history and culture of East-Central Europe, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The volume examines the formation and transformation of the memory of communism in the post-communist period. The majority of the articles focus on memory practices in the post-Stalinist era in Bulgaria and Romania, with occasional references to the cases of Poland and the GDR. Based on an interdisciplinary approach, including history, anthropology, cultural studies and sociology, the volume, examines the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Augusta Dimou; Marii︠a︡ Nikolaeva Todorova; Stefan Troebst
ISBN: 9789633860342 9633860342
OCLC Number: 885230945
Description: viii, 626 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Similar Trajectories, Different Memories / Maria Todorova ; PART I. THE STATE OF THE ART OF EASTERN EUROPEAN REMEMBRANCE. Experts with a Cause: A Future for GDR History beyond Memory Governance and Ostalgie in Unified Germany / Thomas Lindenberger ; The Canon of Remembering Romanian Communism: From Autobiographical Recollections to Collective Representations / Christina Petrescu and Dragoş Petrescu ; How Is Communism Remembered in Bulgaria? Research, Literature, Projects / Iskra Baeva and Petya Kabakchieva ; The Memory of Communism in Poland / Izabella Main ; Remembering Dictatorship: Eastern and Southern Europe Compared / Stefan Troebst --
PART II. THINKING THROUGH THINGS: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE EVERYDAY. Communism Reloaded / Milla Mineva ; Daily Life and Constraints in Communist Romania in the Late 1980s: From the Semiotics of Food to the Semiotics of Power / Smaranda Vultur ; "Forbidden Images"? Visual Memories of Romanian Communism Before and After 1989 / Simina Bădică ; Remembering the Private Display of Decorative Things under Communism / Andi Mihalache --
PART III. MEMORIES OF SOCIAL CHILDHOOD. "Loan Memory": Communism and the Youngest Generation / Albena Hranova ; Talking Memories of the Socialist Age: School, Childhood, Regime / Cătălina Mihalache ; Withing (and Without) the "Stem Cell" of Socialist Society / Anny Kirlova --
PART IV. WHAT WAS SOCIALIST LABOR?. Remembering Communism: Field Studies in Pernik, 1960-1964 / Tania Boneva ; "Remembering the Old City, Building a New One": The Plural Memories of a Multiethnic City / Tamás Lönhárt and Virgiliu Ț̦ârău ; Workers in the Workers̕ State: Industrialization, Labor, and Everyday Life in the Industrial City of Rovinari / Corlina Cimpoieru ; "We Build for Our Country!" Visual Memories about the Brigadier Movement / Tsvetana Manova --
PART V. THE UNFADING PROBLEM OF THE SECRET POLICE. How Post-1989 Bulgarian Society Perceives the Role of the State Security Service / Iskra Baeva ; The Afterlife of the Securitate: On Moral Correctness in Postcommunist Romania / Cristina Petrescu ; Daily Life and Surveillance in the 1970s and 1980s / Smardanda Vultur --
PART VI. THE "CULTURE FRONT" THEN AND NOW. From Memory to Canon: How Do Bulgarian Historians Remember Communism? / Liliana Deyanova ; Theater Artists and the Bulgarian Authorities in the 1960s: Memories of Conflicts, Conflict of Memories / Natalia Hristova ; Bulgarian Intellectuals Remember Communist Culture / Vasil Markov ; "By Their Memoirs You Shall Know Them" : Ivan and Petko Venedikov about Themselves and about Communism / Iliana Marcheva ; Cum Ira et Studio: Visualizing the Recent Past / Vania Stoyanova --
PART VII. REMEMBERING EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS AND THE "SYSTEM". The Revolution of 1989 and the Rashomon Effect: Recollections of the Collapse of Communism in Romania / Dragoș Petrescu ; Remembrance of Communism on the Former Day of Socialist Victory: The 9th of September in Ritual Ceremonies of Post-1989 Bulgaria / Nikolai Vukov ; Remembering the "Revival Process" in Post-1989 Bulgaria / Evgenia Kalinova ; Websites of Memory: In Search of the Forgotten Past / Cristina Petrescu.
Series Title: Leipzig studies on the history and culture of East-Central Europe, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Maria Todorova, Augusta Dimou, and Stefan Troebst.
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