CST:CZS04 Changing Political and Social - Course Information

CZS04 Changing Political and Social Identities in Post-Cold War Central Europe

Pan-university studies
Spring 2016
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Miklós Vörös, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Glogar
Pan-university studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Martin Glogar
Supplier department: Pan-university studies
Thu 3. 3. 14:00–18:30 U34, Thu 24. 3. 14:00–18:30 U34, Thu 14. 4. 14:00–18:30 U34, Thu 5. 5. 14:00–18:30 U34
Course Enrolment Limitations
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 21 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/21, only registered: 0/21
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course encompasses a variety of themes concerning the reconstruction of social identities in Central Europe after the fall of communism. The particular interconnected topics to be addressed in this course are: the political reconstruction of memories and identities in the conditions of cultural revolutions, the establishment of post-socialist hegemony in relation to cultural practices of nationalism, and the challenge of re-emerging forms of ethnic conflict and solidarity in the form of mythic and utopian imaginary communities. The basic approach of the course is to demonstrate various cultural patterns of continuity and change by means of theoretically framed case studies that compare pre-communist, communist and post-communist phenomena.
  • 1. Introduction: The experience of total wars and world revolutions 2. Modernity, trust and identity 3. Recurrent modernization: industrial, political and cultural revolutions 4. The establishment of socialist and post-socialist cultural hegemony 5. Post-socialist nationalism and anti-feminism 6. National minorities and the challenge of re-emerging forms of conflict and solidarity 7. The sense of historical injustice and the symbolic power of resentment 8. Migration, displacement and post-colonial identities in Central Europe 9. Strategies of cultural assimilation and the politics of naming 10. The cultural power of naming and political struggle 11. Nationality, citizenship and social integration in the New Europe 12. Religious fundamentalism, nationalism and cultural globalization
Assessment methods
lectures, a written exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2004, Spring 2006, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015.
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