Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the history of socialism and communism still presents itself as one of the most polarizing and controversial themes in Europe's culture of memory. While some countries of the former Eastern Bloc utilise their socialist past in the formation of national identities, others tend to construct nostalgic memories of their lived experiences in socialist times.
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Open Call for Papers sponsored by the GSA Interdisciplinary German Socialisms Network
for the 37th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Washington, D.C., October 1-4, 2015.
Deadline: January 20, 2015
Alterity, Resistance, and Social Change: Marxist and Postmarxist Approaches
Your research sounds very interesting. I do believe that emotions play a key role in social movements. Did you read "Moving politics", by Deborah Gould?
Thank you both! I will take look at these texts as soon as possible.
(I study the communal/alternative movement in Sweden during the 1970-1980s and i study the question of change as something that exists more in the actions/practices and emotional arenas than through explicit strategic documents. Some of these I believe can be tied to socialist concepts of change but of course not all of them.)