Quest for a suitable past : myth and memory in Central and Eastern Europe / edited by Claudia-Florentina Dobre and Cristian Emilian Ghita.
Contributor(s): Dobre, Claudia-Florentina | Ghita, Cristian Emilian.Material type: TextPublisher: Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2017Description: viii, 154 str. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9789633861363 (hardbound : alkaline paper).Subject(s): društveno sjećanje | mit i sjećanje | politički aspekti sjećanja | Središnja Europa - komunizam | Središnja Europa - postkomunizamAdditional physical formats: Online version:: In search of better timesDDC classification: 943
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Introduction / Claudia-Florentina Dobre -- An obscure object of desire : the myth of Alba Iulia and its social functions, 1918-1940 / Gábor Egry -- Croatia between the myths of the nation-state and of the common European past / Neven Budak -- Deconstructing the myth of the "wicked German" in northern and western parts of Poland : local approaches to cultural heritage / Izabela Skórzynska and Anna Wachowiak -- Mythologizing the biographies of Romanian underground communists : the case study of Miron Constantinescu / Stefan Bosomitu -- Women in the Communist Party : debunking a (post-)communist mythology / Luciana-Marioara Jinga -- Avatars of the social imaginary : myths about Romanian communism after 1989 / Claudia-Florentina Dobre -- Post-communist politics of memory and the new regime of historiography : recent controversies on the memory of the "Forty-five years of the communist yoke" and the "Myth of Batak" / Liliana Deyanova -- The phenomenon of "parahistory" in post-communist Bulgaria : old theories and new myths on proto-Bulgarians / Alexander Nikolov.
"The present volume, In Search of Better Times : Myth and Memory in Eastern and Central Europe, brings together a range of case studies of myth making and myth breaking from the nineteenth century to the present day. In particular, it makes a novel contribution to the study of the complex process through which memories are transformed into myths. This problematic interplay between memory and myth-making is analyzed in conjunction with the role of myths in the political and social life of the region"--Provided by publisher.