Memory, History, and Opposition under State Socialism

Memory, History, and Opposition under State Socialism

by Rubie S. Watson, Robert M. Hayden, Caroline Humphrey, Stephen F. Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 093345287X

ISBN-13: 9780933452879

Pub. Date: 09/01/1994

Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press

From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the breakup of the Soviet Union to the "Velvet Revolutions" in Eastern European states, the late twentieth century has been as eventful as any period in world history. In this important new collection, eight anthropologists and historians deal with the construction and maintenance of oppositional histories in state socialist…  See more details below

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From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the breakup of the Soviet Union to the "Velvet Revolutions" in Eastern European states, the late twentieth century has been as eventful as any period in world history. In this important new collection, eight anthropologists and historians deal with the construction and maintenance of oppositional histories in state socialist societies. Even as the creators of official history jealousy 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, either within communities of academic historians of among ordinary people. The papers in this volume present the lively variety of sentiments and energies expressed by these dissenting voices. These essays resulted from an Advanced Seminar held at the School of American Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780933452879
Publisher:
School for Advanced Research Press
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Series:
School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(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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