What is it about?

This paper explores places associated with postmemories of communism amongst young people in contemporary Romania, focusing on two types of place: (1) mega-constructions, prisons and deportation sites; and (2) sites connected to everyday life (home, shops, hospitals).

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Why is it important?

The study is unique because it examines the relationship of postmemories with places. Spatial postmemories of communism are not simply formed by parental or grandparental experiences of communism itself, but are also shaped by experiences of the initial post-communist period.

Perspectives

Thia articles shows how postmemories in places are reproduced and co-produced by younger people in a nuanced and complex way.

Dr Remus Cretan
west university of Timisoara

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This page is a summary of: Postmemory sits in places: the relationship of young Romanians to the communist past, Eurasian Geography and Economics, March 2022, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/15387216.2022.2052135.
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