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Moartea comunistă în România
Communist Death in Romania

Author(s): Mihaela Grancea
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti
Keywords: ”communist death”; ”assumed death”; ”egalitarian death”; death of individuality.

Summary/Abstract: The study catches a glimpse of the different faces of ”communist death”, imagined as ”assumed death”, ”egalitarian death”, or exemplary (i.e., heroic) death. In fact, this was really the death of individuality. The goal of this study was achieved through transdisciplinary methodologies, which involve the specific tools of social investigation, interconnected disciplines (see political history, political, cultural and funerary anthropology, social psychology, art and architecture history), through convergent usage of historical sources specific to recent history (official documents, newspapers of the Stalinist period, memory literature, ethnographic sources, funerary inscriptions, interviews). The aim is to present the operations involved in the ideologization of death, a process demanded by ”the hunger for legitimacy” of the communist system.

  • Issue Year: 8/2008
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 267-293
  • Page Count: 1
  • Language: Romanian