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Author Törnquist Plewa, Barbara.

Title Cultural Transformations After Communism : Central and Eastern Europe in Focus
Published Chicago : Nordic Academic Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (327 pages)
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1. Eurosis -- a critique of the EU discourse in Slovenia; 2. Globalisation and mode of habitation in Hungary; 3. From Soviet to a Western-dominated political scene; 4. The Polish Christian Right and the idea of the West; 5. Homo Sovieticus surviving democracy?; 6. From regime legitimation to plurality of history?; 7. Looking back, going forward; 8. Nationalism in Romanian textbooks; 9. Estonian transformation From an eastern outpost in the West to a western outpost; 10. Lithuanian national identity
Summary Focusing on the profound transformation in Central and Eastern Europe since the fall of the Iron Curtain, this record analyzes complex cultural dimensions, such as lifestyles, habits, value markers, and identity. Written by a group of experts, it presents case studies from the former communist countries that are members of the European Union today and attempts to answer crucial questions about the constructions of a new identity in the region: Have the processes of democratization and opening the borders produced mentality changes and new val
Notes 11. Ethnic minority schools and politics in post-Soviet LatviaContributors
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Subject Post-communism.
Social change -- Europe, Central.
Social change -- Europe, Eastern.
Form Electronic book
Author Stala, Krzysztof.
ISBN 9187121824