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Introduction

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/9781501750175.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the shifting fates of the memory of the socialist past in postsocialist Hungary. Beginning in the early 1990s, the chapter describes more than two decades of political and ... More


The Hole in the Flag

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/9781501750175.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines two significant attempts to replace the remains of communist history with new democratic content during the first decade of postsocialism. It describes the political battles to ... More


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

Maya Nadkarni

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750175
eISBN:
9781501750205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750175.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book investigates the changing fates of the socialist past in postsocialist Hungary. The book introduces the concept of “remains”—both physical objects and cultural remainders—to analyze all ... More


A Past Returned, A Future Deferred

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/9781501750175.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how the experience of the crises fueled renewed complaints that remains of socialism prevented Hungarians from attaining a “normal” life of political civility and economic ... More


Conclusion

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/9781501750175.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the transformations in Hungary's politics of memory since the 2010 return to power of Fidesz, which has become a right-wing populist party. It talks about how Fidesz hailed its ... More


Recovering National Victimhood at the House of Terror

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/9781501750175.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how the center-right, Fidesz-led coalition government revived remains as a looming threat in Hungary's postsocialist culture and politics at the time of the 2002 elections. It ... More


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