Writing Childhoods, Righting Memory: Intergenerational Remembrance in Post-communist Romania

Codruta Pohrib

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This article traces different appropriations of intergenerational memory in post-communist Romania in three non-formal educational texts: the pop-up book The Golden Age for Children; ?n fa?a blocului (Outside the apartment building), a collection of outdoor games that defined the generations of the 1970s and 1980s; and Elev ?n Comunism (Students during the communist regime), which comprises first person narratives by teenagers imagining their lives as pupils under communism. I flesh out the stakes involved in correcting, repurposing, or capitalizing on nostalgic remembrances of the communist past, which are or may be passed on to children by their parents who grew up under communism, paying close attention to expectations from and pressures on the family as a privileged site of memory transmission.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-127
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Educational Media, Memory and Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016

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