From Nostalgia to Exploitation (and Back). A Glimpse at the Tropes of the People’s Republic of Poland in the Texts of Digital Culture  Cover Image
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Od nostalgii do eksploatacji (i z powrotem). Rzut oka na topikę PRL-owską w tekstach kultury elektronicznej
From Nostalgia to Exploitation (and Back). A Glimpse at the Tropes of the People’s Republic of Poland in the Texts of Digital Culture

Author(s): Krzysztof Gajewski
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Summary/Abstract: The article addresses the problem of the function of the tropes of the People’s Republic in the texts of digital culture on the example of 50 websites. The corpus is being analysed here with the use of a system of criteria and presented according to the themes. The core of the classification is the selection of the three types of the digital message: autotelic, heterotelic and epiphenomenal. Subsequently, the choice of websites – representing various thematic categories – is being presented and analysed. The research pursued allows to formulate a thesis at the very end, that the ropes of the Peoples’ Republic, whose function has initially been nostalgic, will subordinate to commercialisation, which in turn will lead to the emergence of the second wave of nostalgia whose medium is now the social media.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 317-328
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish