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Nurturing Nostalgia: Memory, Food, Communism
Nurturing Nostalgia: Memory, Food, Communism

Author(s): Dumitru-Alin Savu
Subject(s): Anthropology, Oral history, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today)
Published by: Centrul de Studii Memoriale și Identitare
Keywords: Food; Nostalgia; Pseudo-nostalgia; Communism; Post-communism

Summary/Abstract: The aim of my article is to deconstruct the notion of ‘nostalgia for communism’ by undertaking ethnographical research on the nostalgia phenomenon related to the alimentation associated with the period in question. Focusing on food recall, I will try to demystify and clarify piece by piece the nostalgia for communism that has often been projected as an indicator of national political culture despite being researched or presented in a reductionist and superficial manner.

  • Issue Year: 1/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 50-59
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English