Post-communist nostalgia /

Although the end of the Cold War was greeted with great enthusiasm by people in the East and the West, the ensuing social and especially economic changes did not always result in the hoped-for improvements in people's lives. This led to widespread disillusionment that can be observed today all...

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Other Authors: Todorova, Marii︠a︡ Nikolaeva (Editor), Gille, Zsuzsa (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Berghahn Books, 2010.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : from utopia to propaganda and back / Maria Todorova
  • From algos to autonomos : nostalgic Eastern Europe as postimperial mania / Dominic Boyer
  • Strange bedfellows : socialist nostalgia and neoliberalism in Bulgaria / Gerald W. Creed
  • Today's unseen enthusiasm : communist nostalgia for communism in the socialist humanist brigadier movement / Cristofer Scarboro
  • Nostalgia for the JNA? : remembering the army in the former Yugoslavia / Tanja Petrović
  • Dignity in transition : history, teachers, and the nation-state in post-1989 Bulgaria / Tim Pilbrow
  • Invisible, inaudible : Albanian memories of socialism after the war in Kosovo / Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers
  • "Let's all freeze up until 2100 or so" : nostalgic directions in post-communist Romania / Oana Popescu-Sandu
  • Sonic nostalgia : music, memory, and mythology in Bulgaria, 1990- 2005 / Donna Buchanan
  • "Ceauşescu hasn't died" : irony as countermemory in post-socialist Romania / Diana Georgescu
  • Good bye Lenin! Aufwiedersehen GDR : on the social life of socialism / Daphne Berdahl
  • "But it's ours" : nostalgia and the politics of authenticity in post-socialist Hungary / Maya Nadkarni
  • Looking back to the bright future : Aleksander Melikhov's red Zion / Harriet Murav
  • Dwelling on the ruins of socialist Yugoslavia : being Bosnian by remembering Tito / Fedja Burić
  • The velvet prison in hindsight : artistic discourse in Hungary in the 1990s / Anna Szemere
  • Vacant history, empty screens : post-communist German films of the 1990s / Anke Pinkert.