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The period of transition and memory iconoclasm: From post-socialism to post-colonialism?

Every transition brings a showdown with a former regime, including regime and culture of memory. Our post-socialist context has passed through various stages, from the destruction of socialist and Partisan monuments to national reconciliation and the rehabilitation of local fascists, thus politically consolidating the apology of the transition to a nation state on the capitalist horizon, the triumph of the end of history. Unlike this closing of history the recent anti-racist movement Black Lives Matter materializes on the real-life elimination of the injustices of institutional racism and the commemorative denial of the consequences of colonialism and slavery. BLM also calls for the decolonization of memory. This article will show at which points this revision of memory fundamentally differs from the postsocialist revision.


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Issue No. 287 - A Journey for Life = La gira por la vida
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2022 , volume volume 50 , issue issue 287
12,90 € each (incl. tax - DDV)
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