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Author James, Beverly A. (Beverly Ann), 1947-

Title Imagining postcommunism : visual narratives of Hungary's 1956 Revolution / Beverly A. James
Edition 1st ed
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xii, 201 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Series Eugenia and Hugh M. Stewart '26 series on Eastern Europe
Eugenia and Hugh M. Stewart '26 series on Eastern Europe.
Contents Visual recovery of a repressed past -- Budapest's Statue Park Museum -- The destruction of the Stalin monument -- Memorial to the martyrs of the counter-revolution -- The sanctification of Hungary's Jeanne d'Arc -- Museums and the objectification of memory -- Sculpting heroes in a post-radical age -- The persistence of narrative
Summary "Although the 1956 Hungarian uprising failed to liberate the country from Soviet domination, it became a symbol of freedom for people throughout Eastern Europe and beyond." "In Imagining Postcommunism, Beverly A. James demonstrates how 1956 became a foundational myth according to which the bloody events of that fall led to the ceremonial reburial of the martyred prime minister Imre Nagy in 1989, free elections in 1990, and the withdrawal of the last Soviet soldiers on June 19, 1991. She shows how museums, monuments, and holiday rituals have aided the construction of a new Hungary through the reclamation and expression of competing memories of the critical events of 1956." "Surveying the array of ceremonies, exhibitions, and memorials commemorating the revolution and its heroes, James invites leaders to consider the difference between the communist regime's master narrative of 1956 with its smug, false unity, and the multiple, polemical stories woven by competing political forces in postcommunist Hungary."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-194) and index
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Subject Post-communism -- Hungary
HISTORY -- Europe -- Austria & Hungary.
Hungary -- History -- Revolution, 1956.
Ungarn -- Aufstand (1956)
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781603445955
Other Titles Visual narratives of Hungary's 1956 Revolution