- Introduction to the course. Heritage and Nostalgia. Theoretical and Methodological Undertakings
- Studying Socialism from a Historical and Anthropological Perspective: Thirty Years after the Political Changes of 1989
- History and Memory of the Communist Period: Traumatic Pasts and Nostalgic Returns
- The Town and the Village – Internal Mobility and Residence Practices. Socialist Transformations and Their Lasting Effects
- Nostalgia of Socialist Everyday Life (1): Work Practices and Labor Organization under Socialism
- Nostalgia of Socialist Everyday Life (2): Free Time, Entertainment, Recreation and Vacations under Socialism
- Consumption under Socialism. Everyday Practices, Memory and Nostalgic Potential
- Living Spaces under Socialism – between Nostalgia and Rejection. The Transformations of Private and Public Spaces after 1989
- Public Rituals and Memorial Spaces of the Communist Period: Continuities, Disruptions, Heritage Construction
- Post-socialism and Post-colonialism: Post-Soviet Nostalgia, Yugonostalgia, Ostnostalgia
- Socialist Heritage and Museum Practices after 1989: between Nostalgia, Denunciation, and Disneyification
- Popular Culture under Socialism: Continuities and Nostalgic Revisiting
- Social Worlds and Transmission of Cultural Experience: Nostalgia and the Issue of Generations
- The Memory of Socialism – between Allergy and Nostalgia, Remembering and Amnesia
- Studying Socialism from the Perspective of Nostalgia and Heritage. Final Presentations and Conclusions
Post-socialism and Post-colonialism: Post-Soviet Nostalgia, Yugonostalgia, Ostnostalgia
The class traces comparatively different representations of nostalgia in the post-communist period, with a glance particularly on the cases of former Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and East Germany. Methodologically, comparison is also traced between post-socialism and post-colonialism, and highlights are made about similar processes of revisiting the traumatic past, nostalgia and heritage making in post-socialist and post-colonial contexts.
Texts for discussion:
- Cooke, P., Productive Hybridity: Nostalgia and the GDR on Film. In: Cooke, P., Representing East Germany since Unification from Colonization to Nostalgia. Oxford, New York: Berg, 2005103-140.
- Lankauskas G., Missing Socialism Again? The Malaise of Nostalgiain Post-Soviet Lithuania. In: Angé, O. and D. Berliner, eds., Anthropology and Nostalgia. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015, 35-60.
- Tanja Petrovic – Nostalgia for the JNA? Remembering the Army in the Former Yugoslavia. In: Todorova, M. and Zs. Gille, eds., Post-Communist Nostalgia-Berghahn Books, 2010, 61-81.
- Berdahl, D., ‘(N)Ostalgie’ for the present: memory, longing, and East German things. Ethnos, 64(2), 1999, 192-211.
- Hann, Ch., Why Post-Imperial Trumps Post-socialist: Crying Back the National Past in Hungary. In: Angé, O. and D. Berliner, eds., Anthropology and Nostalgia. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015, 96-122.
- Velikonja, M., Titostalgia – A Study of Nostalgia for Josip Broz. Ljubljana, Mediawatch, 2008.