[PDF] Download ☆ The Political Lives of Dead Bodies: Reburial and Postsocialist Change | by ↠ Katherine Verdery

By Katherine Verdery | Comments: ( 577 ) | Date: ( Feb 17, 2020 )

Since 1989, scores of bodies across Eastern Europe have been exhumed and brought to rest in new gravesites Katherine Verdery investigates why certain corpses the bodies of revolutionary leaders, heroes, artists, and other luminaries, as well as humble folk have taken on a political life in the turbulent times following the end of Communist Party rule, and what roleSince 1989, scores of bodies across Eastern Europe have been exhumed and brought to rest in new gravesites Katherine Verdery investigates why certain corpses the bodies of revolutionary leaders, heroes, artists, and other luminaries, as well as humble folk have taken on a political life in the turbulent times following the end of Communist Party rule, and what roles they play in revising the past and reorienting the present Enlivening and invigorating the dialogue on postsocialist politics, this imaginative study helps us understand the dynamic and deeply symbolic nature of politics and how it can breathe new life into old bones.


  • Title: The Political Lives of Dead Bodies: Reburial and Postsocialist Change
  • Author: Katherine Verdery
  • ISBN: 9780231112314
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments The Political Lives of Dead Bodies: Reburial and Postsocialist Change

  • Jen

    Good ol' Post-Soviet grave-digging fun. Surprisingly, this study tends to focus on the satellite Soviet states, like Hungary and Romania, which, IMHO, just makes Katherine Verdery that much awesomer. I never knew there was so much history behind the corpses of Peto"fi, Barto'k, Nagy Imre and everyone else with an intersection named after them in Budapest.


  • Jo

    Verdery tracks the political significance of reburials in post socialist Romania and former Yugoslavia. These reburials may be of famous or anonymous figures, long dead or recently dead, but the relocating of their corpses has played a role in the movement of rebuilding national identities, rewriting histories, reorienting time, and reinforcing national stories of suffering and justice. I picked this book up partly because I was fascinated by the idea that some Eastern European cultures have lon [...]


  • Kate

    A classic for anyone interested in dead body politics, particularly as the relate to the former Soviet bloc. An excellent and enlightening read.


  • Horia Bura

    Interesting theme, solid, well argued and thoroughly researched study about the sociopolitical, ethnical and religious avatars in Eastern Europe's recent history, especially in Romania (namely Transylvania) and former Yugoslavia, starting from some reburials, both individual (the case of the Greek-Catholic bishop Inochentie Micu-Klein) and collective (Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian victims of the many wars throughout 20th century), and how they shape not only the historical subjective projections [...]


  • Bobbo

    I found this one really interesting. It was about the political battles over where to have someones remains buried. It mostly concerns the states that formed after the fall of communism and their attempts to demonstrate their history of the period before communism, to help them distance themselves from the collosal failure that was the Soviets.


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