Evoking Polish Memory State, Self and the Communist Past in Transition

The book offers an interdisciplinary but very grounded look at the question of memory politics in contemporary Poland. It describes the conflicting ways in which two groups of people – the former anti-communist activists and the former officers of the repressive regime – have actively engaged in rep...

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Main Author: Witeska-Mlynarczyk, Anna
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Bern Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group 2014
Series:Warsaw Studies in Contemporary History
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Summary:The book offers an interdisciplinary but very grounded look at the question of memory politics in contemporary Poland. It describes the conflicting ways in which two groups of people – the former anti-communist activists and the former officers of the repressive regime – have actively engaged in representations and claims about the communist past in the contemporary reality of one Polish town. The material is based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted during the years 2006-2008. The author focuses on the processes of reconstruction of memories and subjectivities taking place at the intersection of individuals, civic society, state bureaucracy and politics. The book focuses on the beliefs, hopes and fears of people who became the subjects of historical policy during their lifetimes.
Item Description:Creative Commons (cc), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
Physical Description:1 electronic resource (253 p.)
ISBN:9783631641637
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