Mink, Georges

History, Memory and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

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Table of contents

1. Introduction

1. Introduction
Georges Mink, Laure Neumayer

Part I. Mobilizations around Memory: New Actors, New Issues

2. Would-be Guardians of Memory: An Association of Camp Inmates of the 1992–95 Bosnian War under Ethnographic Scrutiny
Cécile Jouhanneau

3. The Russian Orthodox Church and Reconciliation with the Soviet Past
Kathy Rousselet

4. ‘You Still Live Far from the Motherland, but You Are Her Son, Her Daughter.’ War Memory and Soviet Mental Space (1945–2011)
Machteld Venken

5. Pilgrimages to the Edge of the Fallen Empire — An Anthropological Study of Finnish and Hungarian Pilgrimages to Second World War Memorials in Post-Soviet Russia
Eva Fisli, Jocelyn Parot

6. Memory at the Margins: The Shoah in Ukraine (1991–2011)
Sarah Fainberg

Part II. Memory Policies and Historical Narratives: How Do States Deal with Memories of the Past?

7. The Elites’ Games in the Field of Memory: Insights from Lithuania
Irmina Matonyte

8. The Chernobyl Nuclear Accident and Identity Strategies in Belarus
Tatiana Kasperski

9. Dealing with the Past in Central and Southern European Democracies: Comparing Spain and Poland
Filipa Raimundo

10. Institutions of National Memory in Post-Communist Europe: From Transitional Justice to Political Uses of Biographies (1989–2010)
Georges Mink

Part III. International Norms and ‘Geopolitics of Memory’

11. Memory Wars and Reconciliation in the Ukrainian–Polish Borderlands: Geopolitics of Memory from a Local Perspective
Tatiana Zhurzhenko

12. Memory of the Soviet Union and European Norms on Diversity as Rival Frameworks for Ethnic Boundary Making: A Case Study in Latvia’s Russian-speaking Schools
Pascal Bonnard

13. Symbolic Policies versus European Reconciliation: The Hungarian ‘Status Law’
Laure Neumayer

14. The Rejection of International Criminal Law in West Germany after the Second World War
Guillaume Mouralis

15. History as a Tool for Foreign Policy in the Baltic States after Independence
Philippe Perchoc

16. Conclusion
Georges Mink, Laure Neumayer

Keywords: Political Science and International Relations, European Politics, Russian and Post-Soviet Politics, Political History, Terrorism and Political Violence, Political Sociology, Political Science

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