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Past for the Eyes

East European Representations of Communism in Cinema and Museums after 1989

How do museums and cinema shape the image of the Communist past in today’s Central and Eastern Europe? This volume is the first systematic analysis of how visual techniques are used to understand and put into context the former regimes.

After history “ended” in the Eastern Bloc in 1989, museums and other memorials mushroomed all over the region. These efforts tried both to explain the meaning of this lost history, as well as to shape public opinion on their society’s shared post-war he...

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  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Series : CEUP collection
  • Place of publication : Budapest
  • Year of publication : 2008
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 23 janvier 2013
  • EAN (Print version) : 978-963-9776-03-6
  • Electronic EAN : 978-615-5211-43-0
  • Number of pages : 436 p.
Péter Apor and Oksana Sarkisova

The Futures of the Past

Documents of Communism: Lost and Found

Renáta Uitz
Communist Secret Services on the Screen

The Duna-gate Scandal in and beyond the Hungarian Media

Balázs Varga

The Private and the Public in Kádár’s Kiss by Péter Forgács

Alexandru Solomone
The Experiences of a Filmmaker

Reconstructing Reality from Documents in Communist Archives

Subjects of Nostalgia: Selling the Past

Nevena Daković
Out of the Past

Memories and Nostalgia in (Post-)Yugoslav Cinema

Oksana Sarkisova
Long Farewells

The Anatomy of the Soviet Past in Contemporary Russian Cinema

Kacper Pobłocki
The Economics of Nostalgia

Socialist Films and Capitalist Commodities in Contemporary Poland

Petra Dominková
“We Have Democracy, Don’t We?”

Czech Society as Reflected in Contemporary Czech Cinema

Objects of Memory: Museums, Monuments, Memorials

Zsolt K. Horváth
The Redistribution of the Memory of Socialism

Identity Formations of the “Survivors” in Hungary after 1989

Gabriela Cristea and Simina Radu-Bucurenci
Raising the Cross

Exorcising Romania’s Communist Past in Museums, Memorials and Monuments

Nikolai Vukov
The “Unmemorable” and the “Unforgettable”

“Museumizing” the Socialist Past in Post-1989 Bulgaria

James Mark
Containing Fascism

History in Post-Communist Baltic Occupation and Genocide Museums

Izabella Main
How Is Communism Displayed?

Exhibitions and Museums of Communism in Poland

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