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Velvet Memories: Looking back at 1989
Velvet Memories: Looking back at 1989

Author(s): Barbara H. Vann
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Oral history, Social history
Published by: Centrul de Studii Memoriale și Identitare
Keywords: Communism; Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia; Velvet Revolution; Communicative Memory; Cultural Memory; Nostalgia

Summary/Abstract: More than twenty-five years after the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, the legacy of communism continues to be debated. Commemorations of the “Velvet Revolution” suggest a cultural memory of victory of the people over communism. Communicative memory, on the other hand, contains multiple strains and the picture it presents is far from unified. This dissonance between publically and privately expressed memories and their meaning is explored in interviews with Czechs about their memories of 1989.

  • Issue Year: 1/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 39-49
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English