History, Culture and Memory
Edited By Katia Pizzi and Marjatta Hietala
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- Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2016. XII, 316 pp., 1 coloured ill., 30 b/w ill.
- About the author(s)/editor(s)
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- List of Figures and Tables
- Introduction. Cold War Cities: History, Culture and Memory
- Part I Cold War Cities between East and West
- 1 Commemorating the Berlin Wall: Forms and Spaces of Collective Memory after the Cold War
- Remembering the German division
- Public memory and cultural trauma
- Space, memory and everyday life
- Structures of memory
- Types of public memory
- The memory field of the GDR’s past
- Berlin 2011: Social actors and memory places
- Commemorative narratives and practices
- 2 ‘One hour east of Vienna …’ At the Crossroads of Europe: Vienna – Bridgehead and Bridge in the Cold War
- ‘At the crossroads of Europe’: The four-power occupation of postwar Austria and the making of Vienna as a Cold War city
- The politics of anti-communism: Intellectual and cultural cold wars in Vienna
- From double agent to honest broker: Austria/Vienna as a Cold War mediator
- Austrian exhibitionism: Cold War memory/amnesia in post-Cold War Vienna
- 3 Cold War Trieste on Screen: Memory, Identity and Mystique of a City in the Shadow of the Iron Curtain
- Background and chronology
- Trieste after the Second World War
- Between history and memory
- The moving image
- Postwar Trieste in film
- Slovenian film
- Cold War Trieste and Hollywood
- The 1950s and beyond
- 4 Cold War Displacements: Belgrade Memories from a Non-Aligned Realm
- Introduction: Shaping a new identity
- Beautifying the city, meeting the deadline
- Creating a memory
- The network(s) of dignity
- The node of global recognition: The Park of Friendship
- The collateral space: Ledine
- Conclusion: Anticipating a bright future
- Part II Through the Lens of the Cold War
- 5 ‘A Strange Beeping Noise’: The Plutonium Legacy in a Former Cold War Citadel
- 6 Chernobyl Diaries: Monuments, Ruins and Memories
- Sarcophagus/shelter: Monument as ruin
- Pripyat: Ruins as monument
- Conclusion: Ruins as voids
- 7 The İzmir Fair in the Cold War: Remembering and Forgetting
- City memory: Collective forgetting and selective remembrance
- From cosmopolitanism towards nationalism
- Birth of the ‘Culture Park’ based on Soviet modernity
- Remembering the Fair: Scenes from public memory
- ‘Those were the days’: Coca-Cola and roller skating
- Haunted by the ghost of Stalin
- Man on the Moon
- Appendix 1: Profile of interviewees
- 8 A Room with a View: Cold War Cairo
- Cold War otherness
- A cultural beachhead
- Aligning the view
- A backward look
- Pre-eminence versus prominence
- Shifting sands
- Part III In Dialogue with Socialist Utopias
- 9 In Memory of a Cold War Friend: Monuments Commemorating the Finnish–Soviet Relationship in Helsinki and Tampere
- The Finnish policy of friendship
- The Statue of Peace
- Lenin Park
- Kiev Park and the town-twinning monument
- The Monument to World Peace
- After the Cold War?
- 10 Vilnius and the Vanishing Grave
- 11 Bologna in the Early Cold War: Histories and Memories of a Communist City in the West
- Bologna in the Cold War: Between ideological rivalry and interaction
- Forms of ideological rivalry: Political, social and institutional conflicts
- Forms of political and cultural cooperation with the Soviet Bloc
- Cold War perceptions at the urban level through the eyes of the local communist press: The case of Bologna
- The myth of the Soviet Union and the communist world
- The ‘demonization’ of United States politics: Material and symbolic conflicts
- The memory of Cold War-related events in Bologna: Between remembrance and amnesia
- Places of memory for unfairly dismissed workers during the Cold War
- Stalin’s death sixty years on: A collective amnesia?
- Notes on Contributors
- Series index
List of Figures and Tables
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Figures and Tables
Barbara Grüning, ‘Commemorating the Berlin Wall: Forms and Spaces of Collective Memory after the Cold War’
Figure 1.1 Berlin, Bernauerstrasse, 14 August 2011. Photograph by Barbara Grüning.
Figure 1.2 Berlin, Bernauerstrasse, 14 August 2011. Photograph by Barbara Grüning.
Figure 1.3 Map of the commemoration sites in Berlin on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall.
Figure 1.4 Berlin, former control tower in Alt Treptow, 14 August 2011. Photograph by Barbara Grüning.
Figure 1.5 Berlin, Bernauerstrasse, Zeitzeugencafé, 14 August 2011. Photograph by Barbara Grüning.
Günter Bischof and Stefan Maurer, ‘“One hour east of Vienna …” At the Crossroads of Europe: Vienna – Bridgehead and Bridge in the Cold War’
Figure 2.1 Heroes’ Monument of the Red Army, Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna. Photograph by Stefan Maurer.
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