When the World Turned Upside-Down: Cultural Representations of Post-1989 Eastern Europe Kathleen Starck

ISBN: 9781282414921

Published: March 2nd 2010

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When the World Turned Upside-Down: Cultural Representations of Post-1989 Eastern Europe  by  Kathleen Starck

When the World Turned Upside-Down: Cultural Representations of Post-1989 Eastern Europe by Kathleen Starck
March 2nd 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 135 pages | ISBN: 9781282414921 | 7.37 Mb

This collection of essays explores post-1989 Western perceptions of Eastern Europe and how these manifest themselves in cultural representations. It starts out from findings in the academic field of post-socialism, claiming that Easterners andMoreThis collection of essays explores post-1989 Western perceptions of Eastern Europe and how these manifest themselves in cultural representations.

It starts out from findings in the academic field of post-socialism, claiming that Easterners and Westerners are still very much under the influence of the socialisation they underwent during the Cold War and its aftermath. As a consequence, the revolutions of 1989 and 1990 and the subsequent opportunities for exchange did not necessarily bring about a reconciliation of the different worldviews. It seems the East-West divide has not simply vanished with the collapse of socialism.The essays included in this book examine in how far the divide is mirrored in the cultural arena.

They focus on portrayals of post-1989 Eastern European political and social transformations in Western poetry, fiction, travel writing, autobiography, theatre and documentaries and investigate the Wests fascination with the Wild East and how outsiders view or have experienced Eastern life after the iron curtain was lifted.



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