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Title: Revolution as memory: the “history boom” on late socialist television
Authors: Mihelj, Sabina
Huxtable, Simon
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Citation: MIHELJ, S. and HUXTABLE, S., 2018. Revolution as memory: the “history boom” on late socialist television. IN: Bastiansen, H.G., Klimke, M. and Werenskjord, R. (eds). Media and the Cold War in the 1980s. Between Star Wars and Glasnost. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 263-282.
Series/Report no.: Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
Abstract: Historical events and narratives, especially those linked to foundational myths of the communist revolution, were among the central themes of state socialist media and culture, and they assumed a particularly prominent role in the last two decades of the Cold War. As this chapter shows, the “history boom” in late socialist media was stimulated by domestic developments, but also formed part of a transnational growth of popular historical fiction that spanned the Cold War divide, stimulated by new forms of popular cultural expression and the challenge of “postmemory” (Hirsch, The Generation of Postmemory, 2012) linked with the coming of age of the first postwar generation. To demonstrate this, the chapter examines historical serial fiction and its reception in two state socialist countries—Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union.
Description: This paper is closed access until 09 November 2020.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-98382-0
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20183
Publisher Link: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98382-0
ISBN: 9783319983820
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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