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Political Lives of Dead Bodies Reburial and Postsocialist Change

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ISBN-10: 0231112319

ISBN-13: 9780231112314

Edition: 1999 (Reprint)

Authors: Katherine Verdery

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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 more 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.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 9/8/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 0.61" wide x 0.90" long x 0.04" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
The Political Lives of Dead Bodies
Introduction Corpses on the Move
Dead Bodies Animate the Study of Politics
The Restless Bones of Bishop Inochentie Micu
Giving Proper Burial, Reconfiguring Space and Time