a) 6.4. Society in the CEE and SEE in the Interwar period I.
The lecture will be based on the « micro-historical » accounts of the « ordinary » people. Special attention will be drawn to their representation of the « big » political events and structures.
b) 9.4. Society in the CEE and SEE in the Interwar period II Mandatory reading will be selected from:
M. HADŽIŠEHOVIĆ, A Muslim Woman in Tito’s Yugoslavia, Texas University 2003.
b) 16.4. Society in the CEE and SEE in the Interwar and the World War Two – discussion based on the reading.
Mandatory reading will be specified
a) 20.4. Everyday Life and Popular Culture during the Communism
Identifying the limits of the „communist welfare state“ the question of Americanization as a popular resistance will be open.
b) 23.4. Everyday Life and Popular Culture during the Communism - discussion
Mandatory reading will be selected from:
S. BOYM, The Future of Nostalgia, New York 2001.
S. PENC, M. HLAVSA, Bez ohňů je underground, Praha 2001.
a) 4.5 Popular Culture in the 1990s: Postsocialism, Privatization and Rise of Nationalism
After 1989 the CEE and SEE societies have undergone deep transformation. In many cases the transformation of the society is also documentable in the research of popular culture.
b) 7.5. Popular Culture in the 1990s: Mandatory reading will be selected from: