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Title chapter: Uncertain Guilt: How the Czech Television Serial Vyprávej Stirred Up Viewers’ Memories of Socialism
Author: Irena Reifová and Radim Hladík
Keywords: collective memory, television, audience, history, post-socialism
Abstract: This chapter looks at how television programming intervenes in the forma¬tion of post-socialist memory. Our main goal is to examine how memory (interrupted by the “politics of a thick line” after 1989) is secured by the semiotic power of people and how the practices of read¬ing popular culture are involved in this process. We are interested in the ways in which ordinary people attempt to regain a sense of continuity by fostering different genres of memory, and in how the mnemonic function of popular television can stimulate this process.
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