Post-Communist Poland - Contested Pasts and Future Identities

Post-Communist Poland - Contested Pasts and Future Identities

by Ewa Ochman
     
 

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This book explores the reinterpretations of Poland’s past which have been undertaken by Polish national and local elites since the fall of communism. It focuses on remembrance practices and traces the de-commemorating of communism to examine the ways in which collective remembering and forgetting shapes present power constellations in Poland and impacts on

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This book explores the reinterpretations of Poland’s past which have been undertaken by Polish national and local elites since the fall of communism. It focuses on remembrance practices and traces the de-commemorating of communism to examine the ways in which collective remembering and forgetting shapes present power constellations in Poland and impacts on foreign and domestic policy. The book outlines the detail of the new hegemonic national myths which are being established but also investigates fragmentation and diversification of commemorative practices at the local level that has the most potential to challenge the dominant vision of national Polish identity, historically centred on martyrdom, heroism and independence, as less relevant to Poland’s new aspirations for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135916008
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/18/2013
Series:
BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Ewa Ochman is an Academic Fellow in the Department of Russian and east European Studies, University of Manchester, UK.

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