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Author: Dalibor Mišina

’s generational (in the case of Orkestar ) sense of the self. The argument that I will pursue is that the socialist narrative in these documentaries cannot be taken as expressions of socialist nostalgia but ought to be understood as identity quests whose task, ultimately, is to come to terms with unsettled lives

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: Dalibor Mišina

and even antisystemic in nature” (p. 280). This brings up the second takeaway that post-communist nostalgia is a misnomer in as much as it implies or suggests that lamenting socialism means nothing else or nothing more than wishing it back. The book’s ethnography of socialist nostalgia makes a

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
Author: Veronika Pehe

state socialism 2 to democracy and a market economy. Much has been written about the phenomenon of post-socialist nostalgia, i.e., the retrospective longing for aspects of the socialist regimes after 1989 in the region. This feature of the democratic transformation has been addressed especially

In: East Central Europe
Author: Otto Boele

shortly, is that post-socialist nostalgia is a generation-bound phenomenon. Even if the object or image that triggers this feeling is the same (in this case a papier-mâché Leonid Brezhnev), age groups tend to diff er in their reactions, which are shaped and articulated under the infl uence of personal

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review
Author: Ana Hofman

drive has already been detected and commented upon. Yet the emotionality of nostalgic recollection was mainly used as a tool for delegitimizing its social and political potential. Thus, post-socialist nostalgia has been detected as memory “blurred by emotion” (Palmberger 2008 : 358), as an emotionally

In: Southeastern Europe
Author: Maria Todorova

Czech Republic, through war-torn Serbia, to prostrate Russia and Ukraine, declining economic circumstances encourage a turn to socialist nostalgia, nationalist cant or frustrated inaction. In Romania some workers even display portraits of Ceauşescu on lathes, lockers and workbenches. When they are asked

In: Scaling the Balkans
Author: Maria Todorova

existing historiographical debate whether one should speak about a “socialist system,” “socialist heritage,” “socialist or post-socialist nostalgia” and the like, or respectively about a communist system, heritage and nostalgia. The Soviet domination was interrupted only in the 1960s when China broke the

In: Scaling the Balkans
Author: Xiaoping Wang

Mark Selden, “China’s Durable Inequality.” 5 For detailed report, see Richard McGregor, “Killing of China Steel Plant Boss Halts Sale,” Financial Times , July 26, 2009. 6 See Timothy B. Weston, “The Iron Man Weeps,” 74. 7 Li Zeng, “ The Road to the Past: Socialist Nostalgia in Postsocialist China

In: Postsocialist Conditions