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REMEMBERING COMMUNISM

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ISBN 10 : 9789633860342
Pages : 640 pages
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Download REMEMBERING COMMUNISM in PDF Full Online Free by Maria Todorova and published by Central European University Press. This book was released on 2014-12-01 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Remembering Communism 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 mechanisms and processes that influence, determine and mint the private and public memory of communism in the post-1989 era. The common denominator to all essays is the emphasis on the process of remembering in the present, and the modalities by means of which the present perspective shapes processes of remembering, including practices of commemoration and representation of the past.ÿ


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Biographical Dictionary of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century

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ISBN 10 : 9781317475934
Pages : 1208 pages
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Download Biographical Dictionary of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century in PDF Full Online Free by Wojciech Roszkowski and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-07-08 with total page 1208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on newly accessible archives as well as memoirs and other sources, this biographical dictionary documents the lives of some two thousand notable figures in twentieth-century Central and Eastern Europe. A unique compendium of information that is not currently available in any other single resource, the dictionary provides concise profiles of the region's most important historical and cultural actors, from Ivo Andric to King Zog. Coverage includes Albania, Belarus, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Moldova, Ukraine, and the countries that made up Yugoslavia.


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Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe

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ISBN 10 : 9781783087259
Pages : 528 pages
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Download Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe in PDF Full Online Free by Péter Apor and published by Anthem Press. This book was released on 2017-09-27 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The collection of essays in Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe addresses institutions that develop the concept of collaboration, and examines the function, social representation and history of secret police archives and institutes of national memory that create these histories of collaboration. The essays provide a comparative account of collaboration/participation across differing categories of collaborators and different social milieux throughout East-Central Europe. They also demonstrate how secret police files can be used to produce more subtle social and cultural histories of the socialist dictatorships. By interrogating the ways in which post-socialist cultures produce the idea of, and knowledge about, “collaborators,” the contributing authors provide a nuanced historical conception of “collaboration,” expanding the concept toward broader frameworks of cooperation and political participation to facilitate a better understanding of Eastern European communist regimes.


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History of Communism in Europe: Vol. 4 / 2013

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ISBN 10 : 9786068266695
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Institutional Transformations

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ISBN 10 : 9781000194067
Pages : 182 pages
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Download Institutional Transformations in PDF Full Online Free by Danielle Celermajer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-05-13 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Formal and informal institutions structure our social interactions by giving rise to normative expectations and patterns of collective behaviour. This collection grapples with how affect, imagination, and embodiment can operate to either constrain or enable the justice of institutions and the experiences of specific social identities. This anthology explores the myriad ways institutions work to systematically disadvantage people with particular identities whilst privileging others, and considers the legal, political, and normative interventions that might serve to promote a more just society. Taken together, the chapters represent the scope of existing research within institutional theory, affect theory, race theory, and theories of social imaginaries. Across a range of topics (human rights, racial and sexual violence, transitional justice and democratic movements) this collection critically assesses the extent to which theorists have attended to the conjoined influence of the imagination, embodiment, and affective phenomena on processes of institutional change that aim to achieve social justice. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal, Angelaki.


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The Handbook of COURAGE

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Publisher : Institute of History, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
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ISBN 10 : 9789634161424
Pages : 636 pages
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Download The Handbook of COURAGE in PDF Full Online Free by Apor, Balázs and published by Institute of History, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. This book was released on 2018-11-27 with total page 636 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The COURAGE Handbook ushers its reader into the world of the compellingly rich heritage of cultural opposition in Eastern Europe. It is intended primarily to further a subtle understanding of the complex and multifaceted nature of cultural opposition and its legacy from the perspective of the various collections held in public institutions or by private individuals across the region. Through its focus on material heritage, the handbook provides new perspectives on the history of dissent and cultural non-conformism in the former socialist countries of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. The volume is comprised of contributions by over 60 authors from a range of different academic and national backgrounds who share their insights into the topic. It offers focused discussions from comparative and transnational perspectives of the key themes and prevailing forms of opposition in the region, including non-conformist art, youth sub-cultures, intellectual dissent, religious groups, underground rock, avantgarde theater, exile, traditionalism, ethnic revivalism, censorship, and surveillance. The handbook provides its reader with a concise synthesis of the existing scholarship and suggests new avenues for further research.


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Genre and the (Post-)Communist Woman

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317747352
Pages : 188 pages
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Download Genre and the (Post-)Communist Woman in PDF Full Online Free by Florentina C.Andreescu and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-09-25 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work is a critical intervention into the archive of female identity; it reflects on the ways in which the Central and Eastern European female ideal was constructed, represented, and embodied in communist societies and on its transformation resulting from the political, economic, and social changes specific to the post-communist social and political transitions. During the communist period, the female ideal was constituted as a heroic mother and worker, both a revolutionary and a state bureaucrat, which were regarded as key elements in the processes of industrial development and production. She was portrayed as physically strong and with rugged rather than with feminized attributes. After the post-communist regime collapsed, the female ideal’s traits changed and instead took on the feminine attributes that are familiar in the West’s consumer-oriented societies. Each chapter in the volume explores different aspects of these changes and links those changes to national security, nationalism, and relations with Western societies, while focusing on a variety of genres of expression such as films, music, plays, literature, press reports, television talk shows, and ethnographic research. The topics explored in this volume open a space for discussion and reflection about how radical social change intimately affected the lives and identities of women, and their positions in society, resulting in various policy initiatives involving women’s social and political roles. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of gender studies, comparative politics, Eastern European studies, and cultural studies.


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The Gnostic World

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ISBN 10 : 9781317201847
Pages : 716 pages
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Download The Gnostic World in PDF Full Online Free by Garry W. Trompf and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-03 with total page 716 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Gnostic World is an outstanding guide to Gnosticism, written by a distinguished international team of experts to explore Gnostic movements from the distant past until today. These themes are examined across sixty-seven chapters in a variety of contexts, from the ancient pre-Christian to the contemporary. The volume considers the intersection of Gnosticism with Jewish, Christian, Islamic and Indic practices and beliefs, and also with new religious movements, such as Theosophy, Scientology, Western Sufism, and the Nation of Islam. This comprehensive handbook will be an invaluable resource for religious studies students, scholars, and researchers of Gnostic doctrine and history.


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Digging Politics

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 10 : 9783110697544
Pages : 370 pages
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Download Digging Politics in PDF Full Online Free by James Koranyi and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2022-12-19 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Digging Politics explores uses of the ancient past in east-central Europe spanning the fascist, communist and post-communist period. Contributions range from East Germany to Poland to Romania to the Balkans. The volume addresses two central questions: Why then and why there. Without arguing for an east-central European exceptionalism, Digging Politics uncovers transnational phenomena across the region that have characterized political wrangling over ancient pasts. Contributions include the biographies of famous archaeologists during the Cold War, the wrought history of organizational politics of archaeology in Romania and the Balkans, politically charged Cold War exhibitions of the Thracians, the historical re-enactment of supposed ancient Central tribes in Hungary, and the virtual archaeology of Game of Thrones in Croatia. Digging Politics charts the extraordinary story of ancient pasts in modern east-central Europe.


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Herta Müller

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Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781496209306
Pages : 312 pages
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Download Herta Müller in PDF Full Online Free by Bettina Brandt and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2020-03-09 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two languages--German and Romanian--inform the novels, essays, and collage poetry of Nobel laureate Herta Müller. Describing her writing as "autofictional," Müller depicts the effects of violence, cruelty, and terror on her characters based on her own experiences in Communist Romania under the repressive Nicolae Ceau?escu regime. Herta Müller: Politics and Aesthetics explores Müller's writings from different literary, cultural, and historical perspectives. Part 1 features Müller's Nobel lecture, five new collage poems, and an interview with Ernest Wichner, a German-Romanian author who has traveled with her and sheds light on her writing. Parts 2 and 3, featuring essays by scholars from across Europe and the United States, address the political and poetical aspects of Müller's texts. Contributors discuss life under the Romanian Communist dictatorship while also stressing key elements of Müller's poetics, which promises both self-conscious formal experimentation and political intervention. One of the first books in English to thoroughly examine Müller's writing, this volume addresses audiences with an interest in dissident, exile, migration, experimental, and transnational literature.


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ISBN 10 : 9780857455864
Pages : 380 pages
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Download Samizdat, Tamizdat, and Beyond in PDF Full Online Free by Friederike Kind-Kovács and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2013-03-30 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In many ways what is identified today as "cultural globalization" in Eastern Europe has its roots in the Cold War phenomena of samizdat ("do-it-yourself" underground publishing) and tamizdat (publishing abroad). This volume offers a new understanding of how information flowed between East and West during the Cold War, as well as the much broader circulation of cultural products instigated and sustained by these practices. By expanding the definitions of samizdat and tamizdat from explicitly political print publications to include other forms and genres, this volume investigates the wider cultural sphere of alternative and semi-official texts, broadcast media, reproductions of visual art and music, and, in the post-1989 period, new media. The underground circulation of uncensored texts in the Cold War era serves as a useful foundation for comparison when looking at current examples of censorship, independent media, and the use of new media in countries like China, Iran, and the former Yugoslavia.


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Kierkegaard's International Reception

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ISBN 10 : IND:30000127293706
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Kierkegaard's International Reception in PDF Full Online Free by Jon Stewart and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although Kierkegaard's reception was initially more or less limited to Scandinavia, it has for a long time now been a highly international affair. As his writings were translated into different languages his reputation spread, and he became read more and more by people increasingly distant from his native Denmark. While in Scandinavia, the attack on the Church in the last years of his life became something of a cause celebre, later, many different aspects of his work became the object of serious scholarly investigation well beyond the original northern borders. As his reputation grew, he was co-opted by a number of different philosophical and religious movements in different contexts throughout the world. The three tomes of this volume attempt to record the history of this reception according to national and linguistic categories. Tome III is the most geographically diverse, covering the Near East, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The section on the Near East features pioneering articles on the Kierkegaard reception in Israel, Turkey, Iran and the Arab world. The next section dubbed Asia and Australia features articles on the long and rich traditions of Kierkegaard research in Japan and Korea along with the more recent ones in China and Australia. A final section is dedicated to Americas with articles on Canada, the United States, hispanophone South America, Mexico and Brazil.


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The Pǎltiniș Diary

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105073460490
Pages : 227 pages
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Download The Pǎltiniș Diary in PDF Full Online Free by Gabriel Liiceanu and published by Central European University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The intellectual resistance to totalitarian regimes can take many forms. This remarkable volume portrays one such story of resistance in Romania during the reign of Ceausescu: that of Constantin Noica, one of the country's foremost intellectuals. The Paltinis Diary is a wonderful homage to an intellectual master and to the power of intellect and freedom. The book will be of interest to philosophers, non-philosophers alike, and to anyone who seeks to grasp the true meaning of survival under totalitarian conditions.


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New Europe College Yearbook

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Romania Yearbook

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ISBN 10 : UVA:X030534533
Pages : 244 pages
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Romanian Civilization

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