New Titles

New titles

Have you published something new in the last three months? Or do you know of a recently published book or paper that Polish studies scholars should not miss? Tell us about it at We will then add your publication(s) to our growing list of new titles.

Publications: Show

Remembering the Neoliberal Turn Economic Change and Collective Memory in Eastern Europe after 1989 (08.2023)

Weronika Pehe, Joanna Wawrzyniak (eds.)
Type of publication
Edited volume / Sammelband / Praca zbiorowa

This book discusses how societies, groups and individuals remember and make sense of global neoliberal change in Eastern Europe. Such an investigation is all the more timely as the 1990s are increasingly looked to for answers explaining the populist and nationalist turn across the globe.

The volume shows how the key processes that impacted many lives across the social spectrum in Eastern Europe, such as deindustrialization, privatization, restitution and abrupt social reorganization, are collectively remembered across society today and how memory narratives of the 1990s contribute to current identities and political climate. This volume establishes the memory of economic transformation as a research focus in its own right. It investigates different levels of memory, from the national through the local to the cultural, analysing key myths of the transformation, giving special recognition to the social space and vernacular memories of the transformation period and reflecting on how the changes of the 1990s are mediated in cultural representations.

Given the book’s interdisciplinary scope that covers several fields, it will prove to be of interest to those working in memory studies, contemporary history, sociology, East European area studies and literary and film studies. It will also serve as a significant point of reference for those researching the interdisciplinary and rapidly expanding field of transformation studies and thus is an invaluable source across different fields.

Communication studies Cultural studies Economics Film studies Gender studies History Other Political science
Contemporary history Economic history History of the GDR History of the Polish People's Republic History of the Soviet Union Memory Memory studies Politics of memory Public history
Pol-Int team

Privacy policy

Pol-Int uses cookies to ensure our website works properly (required cookies). We also ask for your permission to use cookies for analytical purposes (statistical cookies). You can manage or revise your cookie settings at any time.