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History, Memory and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

Memory Games

Editors: Mink, G., Neumayer, L. (Eds.)

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Fourteen specialists of Central and Eastern European politics explore memory policies and politics by examining how and why contested memories are constantly reactivated in the former Soviet bloc. The book explores how new social and political actors can challenge the traditional narratives about the past produced by state bodies.

About the authors

GEORGES MINK is Senior Researcher, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, France.
LAURE NEUMAYER is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Unversite Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France.

Reviews

A fascinating book! This is a must read for anyone interested in the issue of coming to terms with difficult collective past by European societies'.

Jan T. Gross, Professor of History, Princeton University, USA

'History of Central and Eastern Europe was boisterous. No wonder that it is present not only in memory but also in everyday life of many Central and Eastern Europeans. The volume gives an impressive insight into the complicated past of this region while, at the same time, convincingly showing how historical memory shapes our life to-day. Each student of European affairs will greatly benefit from this volume'.

Edmund Wnuk-Lipi?ski, Professor of Sociology, Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, Poland

'This brilliant and thoughtful book demonstrates that any process of Europeanization of histories and memories has to abandon the cliché that the Eastern and Central Europe situation was mainly influenced by the Western and Holocaust oriented 'memory boom'. On the contrary, the case studies presented here show to what extent memorialization in former Communist countries has followed its own path since the 1990s, and how it will probably change our perception of European history and politics since 1945'.

Henry Rousso, Senior Researcher, Institut d'histoire du temps présent, CNRS, Paris, France


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-20

    Mink, Georges (et al.)

  • Would-be Guardians of Memory: An Association of Camp Inmates of the 1992–95 Bosnian War under Ethnographic Scrutiny

    Pages 23-38

    Jouhanneau, Cécile

  • The Russian Orthodox Church and Reconciliation with the Soviet Past

    Pages 39-53

    Rousselet, Kathy

  • ‘You Still Live Far from the Motherland, but You Are Her Son, Her Daughter.’ War Memory and Soviet Mental Space (1945–2011)

    Pages 54-67

    Venken, Machteld

  • Pilgrimages to the Edge of the Fallen Empire — An Anthropological Study of Finnish and Hungarian Pilgrimages to Second World War Memorials in Post-Soviet Russia

    Pages 68-85

    Fisli, Eva (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
History, Memory and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe
Book Subtitle
Memory Games
Editors
  • G. Mink
  • L. Neumayer
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30205-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137302052
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-35433-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34638-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 270
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