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Twenty Years After Communism [electronic resource]: The Politics of Memory and Commemoration

edited by Michael Bernhard and Jan Kubik
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, USA, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9780199375134 (hardcover), 9780199375141 (paperback)
Summary
"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)"--
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note
  • List of Figures and Tables
  • List of Pictures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributor list
  • Introduction
  • Michael Bernhard and Jan Kubik
  • Chapter 1: A Theory of the Politics of Memory - Jan Kubik and Michael Bernhard
  • Part I: Fractured Memory Regimes
  • Chapter 2: Revolutionary Road: 1956 and the Fracturing of Hungarian Historical Memory - Anna Seleny
  • Chapter 3: Roundtable Discord: The Contested Legacy of 1989 in Poland - Michael Bernhard and Jan Kubik
  • Chapter 4: Romania Twenty Years after 1989: The Bizarre Echoes of a Contested Revolution - Grigore Pop-Eleches
  • Chapter 5: I Ignored Your Revolution, but You Forgot My Anniversary: Party Competition in Slovakia and the Construction of Recollection - Carol Skalnik Leff, Kevin Deegan-Krause, and Sharon L. Wolchik
  • Chapter 6: Remembering the Revolution: Contested Pasts in the Baltic Countries - Daina S. Eglitis and Laura Ardava
  • Chapter 7: Memories of the Past and Visions of the Future: Remembering the Soviet Era and its End in Ukraine - Oxana Shevel
  • Part II: Pillarized Memory Regimes
  • Chapter 8: Remembering, Not Commemorating, 1989: The 20-Year Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in the Czech Republic - Conor O'Dwyer
  • Part III: Unified Memory Regimes
  • Chapter 9: Making Room for November 9, 1989? The Fall of the Berlin Wall in German Politics and Memory - David Art
  • Chapter 10: The Inescapable Past: The Politics of Memory in Postcommunist Bulgaria - Venelin I. Ganev
  • Chapter 11: Lives of Others: Commemorating 1989 in the Former Yugoslavia - Aida A. Hozi?
  • Part IV: Conclusions
  • The Politics and Culture of Memory Regimes: A Comparative Analysis - Michael Bernhard and Jan Kubik
  • Appendices
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-337) and index.
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