The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 8 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/8, only registered: 0/8
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
At the end of the course students should be able to:
understand and explain a variety of themes concerning the reconstruction of social identities in Central Europe after the fall of communism.
demonstrate various cultural patterns of continuity and change on the ground of theoretically framed case studies that compare pre-communist, communist and post-communist phenomena.
understand the political reconstruction of memories and identities in the conditions of cultural revolutions
interpret the establishment of post-socialist hegemony in relation to cultural practices of nationalism
grasp the challenge of re-emerging forms of ethnic conflict and solidarity in the form of mythic and utopian imaginary communities
Introduction: The experience of total wars and world revolutions – Eric Hobsbawm, Age of Extremes (Vintage, 1996) pp. 21-53.
Modernity, trust and identity – Mabel Berezin, Making the Fascist Self. (Cornell University Press, 1997) pp. 11-38.
Recurrent modernization: industrial, political and cultural revolutions – Christopher Read, ed. The Stalin Years. (Palgrave, 2003) pp. 23-101
The establishment of socialist and post-socialist cultural hegemony - Katherine Verdery, What Was Socialism and What Comes Next (Princeton University Press, 1996). pp.19 -57
Post-socialist nationalism and anti-feminism. - Katherine Verdery, What Was Socialism and What Comes Next (Princeton University Press, 1996). pp. 61-103.
National minorities and the challenge of re-emerging forms of conflict and solidarity – Rogers Brubaker, Nationalism Reframed. (Cambridge University Press, 1996) pp. 13-22, 55-76.
The sense of historical injustice and the symbolic power of resentment – Rogers Brubaker, Nationalism Reframed. (Cambridge University Press, 1996) pp. 79-147.
Migration, displacement and post-colonial identities in Central Europe – David D. Laitin, Identity in Formation: The Russian-Speaking Populations in the Near Abroad (Cornell University Press, 1998). pp. 3-58.
Strategies of cultural assimilation and the politics of naming – David D. Laitin, Identity in Formation: The Russian-Speaking Populations in the Near Abroad (Cornell University Press, 1998). pp. 243-299.
The cultural power of naming and political struggle – Pierre Bourdieu, Language and Symbolic Power. (Polity Press, 1992). pp. 220-251.
Nationality, citizenship and social integration in the New Europe – Jürgen Habermas, The Inclusion of the Other. (MIT Press, 1999). pp. 105-127.
Berdahl, Daphne. Where the World Ended. Re-Unification and Identity in the German Borderland. University of California Press 1999.
The Stalin years :a reader. Edited by Christopher Read. 1st pub. Houndmills: Palgrave, 2003. xviii, 241. ISBN 0-333-96343-1. info
HABERMAS, Jürgen. The inclusion of the other : studies in political theory. Edited by Ciaran Cronin - Pablo De Greiff. 2nd print. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999. xxxvii, 30. ISBN 0262082675. info
LAITIN, David D. Identity in formation : the russian-speaking populations in the near abroad. 1st pub. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998. xiv, 417. ISBN 0801484952. info
BEREZIN, Mabel. Making the fascist self : the political culture of interwar Italy. 1st pub. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997. xiv, 267. ISBN 0801484200. info
BRUBAKER, Rogers. Nationalism reframed : nationhood and the national question in the new Europe. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xi, 202. ISBN 0521576490. info
VERDERY, Katherine. What was socialism, and what comes next? Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996. 298 s. ISBN 069101132X. info
HOBSBAWM, Eric J. Age of extremes :the short twentieth century 1914-1991. 1st pub. London: Abacus, 1994. xii, 627 s. ISBN 0-349-10671-1. info
BOURDIEU, Pierre. Language and symbolic power. Edited by John B. Thompson. 1st pub. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992. ix, 302 s. ISBN 0-7456-0097-2. info
lectures, class discussions, presentations,group projects.
8 ECTS credits path: presentation, final paper
15 ECTS credits path: presentation, final paper, written examination
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
General note: Teaching Days: Thursday 3.3., 24.3., 14.5., 5.5. 2016. From 2,00 - 6,30 p.m. room U 34.
Information on course enrolment limitations: The course will not be taught in case less than 5 enrolled students