Recommunaissance

On the Phenomenon of Communist Nostalgia in Slovenia and Poland

in Anthropological Journal of European Cultures
Author:
Ljubica Spaskovska University of Exeter L.Spaskovska@exeter.ac.uk

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The article examines the phenomenon of communist/post-socialist nostalgia, with a focus on Slovenia and Poland, through the central issue of identity, memory and the concrete manifestations of nostalgia. The emergence of a somewhat distinct 'Eastern European' identity and the East--West divide in historical and cultural terms is explored through several historical events of the European project between the World Wars. The revival of the communist brands, commercial products, symbols, music and film is the core of the communist 'renaissance', witnessing mainly the need for encountering the past, the selectiveness of memory and the right and emotional need to value one's own personal history and past.

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