Bringing together a truly global range of scholars, this volume explores heritage, memory, and identity through a diverse set of subjects, including heritage sites, practices of memorialization, museums, sites of contestation, and human rights.

Remembering and Forgetting Communist Cultural Production

Remembering and Forgetting Communist Cultural Production
Remembering and forgetting communist cultural production
DraganKlaic

This chapter explores the manner in which communist era cultural production in Central and Eastern Europe has been subjected to different strategies of remembrance and forgetting. Arguing that the cultural policy of that era was much more diverse and multifaceted than is commonly assumed, the author explores the ways in which various products of that policy have been appropriated by post-communist governments for the purposes of national representation and promotion or have been caught up in the processes of the globalized neo-liberal political economy. There is an ongoing tension between nationalist and neo-liberal motivations, yet there are also alternative artistic practices that raise cultural memory issues, motives and episodes in a critical perspective.

Introduction

The so-called ...

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