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Postmodern Hell and the Search for Roots

Rachel Falconer

in Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes a look at the continuing relevance of the Marxist idea of a descent into the underworld of the workplace, demonstrating how the descents into Hell operate within social and ... More


Nostalgia and the Remains of Everyday Life

Maya Nadkarni

in Remains of Socialism: Memory and the Futures of the Past in Postsocialist Hungary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750175
eISBN:
9781501750205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750175.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that the various attempts to distance the past became the condition of Hungary for its return in the form of nostalgia for socialist mass and popular culture. It discusses the ... More


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