Dunărea de Jos University of Galaţi
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Istorie & Antropologie
Memory, History, and Politics in “Europe’s Europes” before and after 1989
Abstract: The article provides some relevant insights about the dynamics of the European politics of history and memory against the background of the third wave of European integration, which is the so called “cultural Europeanization.” These dynamics, originated in Western European both cultural turn of the 1970s and memory boom of the 1980s, is inscribed in the complex geopolitical landscape configured after the end of Cold War, within the context of European enlargement and the struggles for recognition of the “new Europe”. The competition of “Europe’s Europes” memorial narratives about the “painful pasts” of West and East, which is also a competition between two mnemonic paradigms (cosmopolitan vs. national(ist)-antagonist), is followed against the background of both the transnational turn in memory studies and memory politics and the re-nationalization of European politics and ideologies, tightly connected to the post–Cold War developments. Keywords: politics of history and memory, (trans)national memory, post-Cold War Europe, Europeanization, European identity.
Citation suggestion: Iorga, Alina. “Memorie, istorie şi politic(i) în ‘Europele Europei’ înainte şi după 1989.” Transilvania, no. 9 (2022): 70-88. https://doi.org/10.51391/trva.2022.09.09.