Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe

The collection of essays in Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe addresses institutions that develop the concept of collaboration, and examines the function, social representation and history of ...

Author: Péter Apor

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783087250

Category: History

Page: 250

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The collection of essays in Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe addresses institutions that develop the concept of collaboration, and examines the function, social representation and history of secret police archives and institutes of national memory that create these histories of collaboration. The essays provide a comparative account of collaboration/participation across differing categories of collaborators and different social milieux throughout East-Central Europe. They also demonstrate how secret police files can be used to produce more subtle social and cultural histories of the socialist dictatorships. By interrogating the ways in which post-socialist cultures produce the idea of, and knowledge about, “collaborators,” the contributing authors provide a nuanced historical conception of “collaboration,” expanding the concept toward broader frameworks of cooperation and political participation to facilitate a better understanding of Eastern European communist regimes.

Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe

The prevailing understandings of collaboration in contemporary Eastern Europe are firmly connected to the various politics of memory in the region. Although these politics of memory aim to produce narratives of the communist past, ...

Author: Péter Apor

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783087242

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 114

The collection of essays in Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe addresses institutions that develop the concept of collaboration, and examines the function, social representation and history of secret police archives and institutes of national memory that create these histories of collaboration. The essays provide a comparative account of collaboration/participation across differing categories of collaborators and different social milieux throughout East-Central Europe. They also demonstrate how secret police files can be used to produce more subtle social and cultural histories of the socialist dictatorships. By interrogating the ways in which post-socialist cultures produce the idea of, and knowledge about, “collaborators,” the contributing authors provide a nuanced historical conception of “collaboration,” expanding the concept toward broader frameworks of cooperation and political participation to facilitate a better understanding of Eastern European communist regimes.

1989

Placing Eastern Europe in a global context, this provides new perspectives on the political, economic, and cultural transformations of the late twentieth century.

Author: James Mark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108427006

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 552

Placing Eastern Europe in a global context, this provides new perspectives on the political, economic, and cultural transformations of the late twentieth century.

Occupation and Communism in Eastern European Museums

intellectuals, European institutions, and private funding bodies from Europe or across the world. ... Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe (London: Anthem Press, ...

Author: Constantin Iordachi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350103713

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 135

This volume offers fresh perspectives on the representation of the recent past in museums of the Second World War and of communism in post-communist Eastern Europe. It does so against the background of recent European-wide debates on history, memory and politics. The contributors from across Europe focus comparatively on a wide variety of case studies, pointing out similarities and differences, and accounting for transnational patterns of remembrance at regional and European level. Occupation and Communism in Eastern European Museums argues that museums have a huge influence on the image of the communist past in Eastern Europe. It shows how they use a vast array of media tools, visual tactics and commercial strategies in order to substantiate ideological approaches to the past and to shape the attitude of public opinion.

The Secret Police and the Religious Underground in Communist and Post Communist Eastern Europe

“Introduction: Collaboration, Cooperation and Political Participation in Communist Regimes.” In: Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe, edited by Péter Apor, Sándor Horváth and James Mark, ...

Author: James A. Kapaló

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000426068

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

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This book addresses the complex intersection of secret police operations and the formation of the religious underground in communist-era Eastern Europe. It discusses how religious groups were perceived as dangerous to the totalitarian state whilst also being extremely vulnerable and yet at the same time very resourceful. It explores how this particular dynamic created the concept of the "religious underground" and produced an extremely rich secret police archival record. In a series of studies from across the region, the book explores the historical and legal context of secret police entanglement with religious groups, presents case studies on particular anti-religious operations and groups, offers methodological approaches to the secret police materials for the study of religions, and engages in contemporary ethical and political debates on the legacy and meaning of the archives in post-communism.

Perceptions of Society in Communist Europe

In Secret Agents and the Memory of the Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe, edited by Sándor Horváth, Péter Apor, and James Mark. London: Anthem Press, 2017. Kovanda, Karel. 'Works Councils in Czechoslovakia, 1945–47'.

Author: Muriel Blaive

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 135005173X

Category: History

Page: 264

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Drawing on archival sources from Czechoslovakia, Poland, East Germany, Romania and Bulgaria, Perceptions of Society in Communist Europe considers whether and to what extent communist regimes cared about popular opinion, how they obtained their information, and how it helped them implement and maintain their rule. Contrary to popular belief, communist regimes sought to legitimise their domination with minimal resort to violence in order to maintain their everyday power. This entailed a permanent negotiation process between the rulers and the ruled, with public approval of governmental policies becoming key to their success. By analysing topics such as a Stalinist musical in Czechoslovakia, workers' letters to the leadership in Romania, children's television in Poland and the figure of the secret agent in contemporary culture, as well as many more besides, Muriel Blaive and the contributors demonstrate the potential of social history to deconstruct parochial national perceptions of communism. This cutting-edge volume is a vital resource for academics, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates studying East-Central European history, Stalinism and comparative communism.

The Legacy of Division

She got her PhD at the Central European University in Budapest and has held positions at the European University ... and co-editor of Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe (2017) and ...

Author: Ferenc Laczó

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9633863759

Category: History

Page: 344

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This volume examines the legacy of the East–West divide since the implosion of the communist regimes in Europe. The ideals of 1989 have largely been frustrated by the crises and turmoil of the past decade. The liberal consensus was first challenged as early as the mid-2000s. In Eastern Europe, grievances were directed against the prevailing narratives of transition and ever sharper ethnic-racial antipathies surfaced in opposition to a supposedly postnational and multicultural West. In Western Europe, voices regretting the European Union's supposedly careless and premature expansion eastward began to appear on both sides of the left–right and liberal–conservative divides. The possibility of convergence between Europe's two halves has been reconceived as a threat to the European project. In a series of original essays and conversations, thirty-three contributors from the fields of European and global history, politics and culture address questions fundamental to our understanding of Europe today: How have perceptions and misperceptions between the two halves of the continent changed over the last three decades? Can one speak of a new East–West split? If so, what characterizes it and why has it reemerged? The contributions demonstrate a great variety of approaches, perspectives, emphases, and arguments in addressing the daunting dilemma of Europe's assumed East–West divide.

Churches Memory and Justice in Post Communism

Just a Simple Priest: Remembering Cooperation with the Communist State in the Catholic Church in Postcommunist Slovakia. In Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe, ed.

Author: Lucian Turcescu

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030560635

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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This book is the first to systematically examine the connection between religion and transitional justice in post-communism. There are four main goals motivating this book: 1) to explain how civil society (groups such as religious denominations) contribute to transitional justice efforts to address and redress past dictatorial repression; 2) to ascertain the impact of state-led reckoning programs on religious communities and their members; 3) to renew the focus on the factors that determine the adoption (or rejection) of efforts to reckon with past human rights abuses in post-communism; and 4) to examine the limitations of enacting specific transitional justice methods, programs and practices in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union countries, whose democratization has differed in terms of its nature and pace. Various churches and their relationship with the communist states are covered in the following countries: Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Albania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Belarus.

The Handbook of COURAGE

Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe. London–New York: Anthem Press, 2017. Ash, Timothy Garton. “Trial, Purges, and History Lessons." In History of the Present: Essays, Sketches, ...

Author: Apor, Balázs

Publisher: Institute of History, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

ISBN: 9634161421

Category: History

Page: 636

View: 955

The COURAGE Handbook ushers its reader into the world of the compellingly rich heritage of cultural opposition in Eastern Europe. It is intended primarily to further a subtle understanding of the complex and multifaceted nature of cultural opposition and its legacy from the perspective of the various collections held in public institutions or by private individuals across the region. Through its focus on material heritage, the handbook provides new perspectives on the history of dissent and cultural non-conformism in the former socialist countries of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. The volume is comprised of contributions by over 60 authors from a range of different academic and national backgrounds who share their insights into the topic. It offers focused discussions from comparative and transnational perspectives of the key themes and prevailing forms of opposition in the region, including non-conformist art, youth sub-cultures, intellectual dissent, religious groups, underground rock, avantgarde theater, exile, traditionalism, ethnic revivalism, censorship, and surveillance. The handbook provides its reader with a concise synthesis of the existing scholarship and suggests new avenues for further research.

Between East and South

The Oxford Handbook of the Ends of Empire, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018; (ed. with Péter Apor and Sándor Horváth) Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe, London: Anthem Press, 2017; ...

Author: Anna Calori

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311064603X

Category: History

Page: 253

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During the Cold War, alternative globalization projects were underway: socialist Eastern Europe and left-leaning countries in the Third World maintained close economic relations. The two worlds traded and exchanged know-how and technology. This book examines the specific spaces of interaction of these exchanges and discusses the consequences for those projects of globalization undertaken in both world regions.