Communism in the Family: Inter/Transgenerational Memory about Communism in Polish Family (Auto) Biographies after 1989 Cover Image
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„Dziadek (nie) był komunistą”. Między/transgeneracyjna pamięć o komunizmie w polskich (auto)biografiach rodzinnych po 1989 roku
Communism in the Family: Inter/Transgenerational Memory about Communism in Polish Family (Auto) Biographies after 1989

Author(s): Agnieszka Mrozik
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Culture and social structure , Family and social welfare, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today)
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: memory; communism; family; generation; (auto)biography

Summary/Abstract: This article analyses strategies for constructing family memory about communism in (auto) biographical texts in Poland today. Drawing on the work of Harald Welzer as well as Aleida and Jan Assmann, Mrozik asks how private memory of commitment to Communism works in the public sphere in Poland: to what extent is such unofficial memory made to agree with official memory, becoming elusive where it does not overlap. Another key question is if and how the memory of one’s own or one’s relatives’ commitment to Communism is subject transformation in the process of inter- or transgenerational migration and

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 46-67
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Polish