Item description for Past for the Eyes: East European Representations of Communism in Cinema and Museums after 1989 by Oksana Sarkisova & Peter Apor...
How do museums and cinema shape the image of the Communist past in today s Central and Eastern Europe? This volume is the first systematic analysis of how visual techniques are used to understand and put into context the former regimes. After history ended in the Eastern Bloc in 1989, museums and other memorials mushroomed all over the region. These efforts tried both to explain the meaning of this lost history, as well as to shape public opinion on their society s shared post-war heritage. Museums and films made political use of recollections of the recent past, and employed selected museum, memorial, and media tools and tactics to make its political intent historically credible. Thirteen essays from scholars around the region take a fresh look at the subject as they address the strategies of fashioning popular perceptions of the recent past.
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Studio: Central European University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 1.65 lbs.
Release Date Jan 10, 2008
Publisher Central European University Press
ISBN 9639776033 ISBN13 9789639776036
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More About Oksana Sarkisova & Peter Apor
P?ter Apor is Research Fellow, Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies, Central European University, Budapest.