Memory, History, and Opposition under State Socialism

Memory, History, and Opposition under State Socialism

by Rubie S. Watson, Ellen R. Judd, Caroline Humphrey, Vera Schwarcz
     
 

Eight anthropologists, sociologists, and historians probe the oppositional narratives created by Chinese rural intellectuals, ÈmigrÈ Croatians, and organized dissenters such as the Djilas of Yugoslavia who constructed and maintained oppositional histories in state socialist societies. Even as the creators of official history jealously guarded the right… See more details below

Overview

Eight anthropologists, sociologists, and historians probe the oppositional narratives created by Chinese rural intellectuals, ÈmigrÈ Croatians, and organized dissenters such as the Djilas of Yugoslavia who constructed and maintained oppositional histories in state socialist societies. Even as the creators of official history jealously guarded the right to produce historical texts, alternative histories survived and on occasion even prospered in Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, and China. Contestation over how the past was to be represented was never fully eradicated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780933452879
Publisher:
School for Advanced Research Press
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Series:
Advanced Seminar Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1Memory, History, and Opposition under State Socialism: An Introduction1
2Remembering an "Enemy": The Bogd Khaan in Twentieth-Century Mongolia21
3Strangers No More: Personal Memory in the Interstices of Public Commemoration45
4Making Secret Histories: Memory and Mourning in Post-Mao China65
5From Memory to History: The Events of November 17 Dis/membered87
6Mulian Saves His Mother in 1989105
7Memories of Revolution and Collectivization in China: The Unauthorized Reminiscences of a Rural Intellectual127
8Old Ghosts and New Chains: Ethnicity and Memory in the Georgian Republic149
9Recounting the Dead: The Rediscovery and Redefinition of Wartime Massacres in Late- and Post-Communist Yugoslavia167
References185
Index203

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