To whom belongs history? The theatre of memory in Russia, Estonia & Georgia

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This article discusses different processes of appropriation of history in three former Soviet Republics. It provides a context for the recent historical retrofitting by taking the re-monumentalisation of the past in Estonia, the popularity of pseudo-history in Russia, and the current state of the Stalin museum in Georgia as symptomatic of wider social processes. New forms of convergence are shown between the historical and the political by the replacement, emptying of meaning, and remixability of past symbols. The author concludes that the Soviet world has been put to political and communicative uses as a familiar context to refer to; also that the process of retrofitting historical narratives is not over yet in any of these societies.
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftAnthropological journal of European cultures
Volym26
Utgåva1
Sidor (från-till)98-127
Antal sidor30
ISSN1755-2923
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2017
Externt publiceradJa
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