Memory and change in Europe : Eastern perspectives / edited by Małgorzata Pakier and Joanna Wawrzyniak.

New York : Berghahn Books, 2016.
Studies in contemporary European history ; 16.
Studies in contemporary European history ; volume 16
xiv, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Memory -- Social aspects -- Europe, Eastern -- History.
Collective memory -- Europe, Eastern -- History.
Social change -- Europe, Eastern -- History.
Post-communism -- Social aspects -- Europe, Eastern -- History.
Europe, Eastern -- Social life and customs.
Europe, Eastern -- Social conditions.
Europe, Eastern -- Relations -- Europe, Western.
Europe, Western -- Relations -- Europe, Eastern.
"In studies of a common European past, there is a significant lack of scholarship on the former Eastern Bloc countries. While understanding the importance of shifting the focus of European memory eastward, contributors avoid the trap of Eastern European exceptionalism, an assumption that this region's experiences are too unique to render them comparable to the rest of Europe. This volume offers a reflection on memory from an Eastern European historical perspective, one that can be measured against, or applied to, historical experience in other parts of Europe. In this way, the authors situate studies on memory in Eastern Europe within the broader debate on European memory"--Provided by publisher.
Foreword / Jeffrey Olick
Introduction: Memory and change in Eastern Europe : how special? / Małgorzata Pakier and Joanna Wawrzyniak
Part I. Memory dialogues and monologues
The transformative power of memory / Aleida Assmann
Political correctness and memories constructed for "Eastern Europe" / Andrzej Nowak
Part II. Eastern Europe as a (unique) memory framework?
The (non-)travelling concept of les lieux de mémoire : Central and Eastern European perspectives / Maciej Górny and Kornelia Kończal
Ain't nothing special / Sławomir Kapralski
Biographical and collective memory : mutual influences in Central and Eastern European context / Kaja Kaźmierska
Part III. Eastern European memories facing historical change and cultural transformations
The path of bringing the dark to light : memory of the Holocaust in postcommunist Europe / Joanna Beata Michlic
The rise of an East European community of memory? : on lobbying for the Gulag memory via Brussels / Lidia Zessin-Jurek
Two concepts of victimhood : property restitution in the Czech Republic and Poland after 1989 / Stanisław Tyszka
Shared memory culture? : nationalizing the "Great Patriotic War" in the Ukrainian-Russian borderlands / Tatiana Zhurzhenko
History, politics and memory (Ukraine 1990s-2000s) / Georgiy Kasianov
Walking memory through city space in Sevastopol, Crimea / Judy Brown
Part IV. Foci of memories in Eastern Europe
The second world war in the memory of contemporary Polish society / Piotr Tadeusz Kwiatkowski
Auschwitz and Katyn in politial bondage : the process of shaping memory in communist Poland / Jacek Chrobaczyński and Piotr Trojański
Germans in Eastern Europe as a Polish-German lieu de mémoire? : on the asymmetry of memories / Matthias Weber
Remembering collectivization in Bulgaria / Yana Yancheva
Uses and misuses of memory : dealing with the communist past in postcommunist Bulgaria and Romania / Claudia-Florentina Dobre.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-357) and index.
Pakier, Małgorzata, 1979- editor.
Wawrzyniak, Joanna, 1975- editor.
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