Czech Political Prisoners: Recovering Face (Hardback)
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Czech Political Prisoners: Recovering Face (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 14/12/2012
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Czech Political Prisoners is about the legacy of political violence under socialism in the heart of Eastern Europe. In light of reconciliation in post-socialist Czech Republic, former political prisoners' various memories reveal how the notions of time, space, and law were altered under the long-term terror of a totalitarian regime. Claiming their lost social face, political prisoners reveal their redefined subjectivities and new forms of social relations-kinship and citizenship.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739176344
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 236 x 159 x 20 mm


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An in-depth, analytically rich, and emotionally moving account of the lives of Czech political prisoners, this book makes a rare contribution to post-socialist studies. Rehak's examination of how political oppression and recovery reshape subjectivity speaks to some key issues in contemporary scholarship on political violence, history, and memory. -- Susanna Trnka, The University of Auckland
A powerful testimony of the brutal era of Czech Communist supremacy. The author's personal remarks and compassion for victims-the political prisoners that she interviewed over the years-make this book the most knowledgeable and passionate read. -- Karen von Kunes
Jana Rehak's book is a combination of rich theoretical content and analysis with a heartfelt identification with former political prisoners in her Czech homeland. Her photo-ethnography is a 'must read' for those concerned with power and identity. This little-known history of Cold War labor camps is told with conviction in the voices of those suffering the results of political oppression. It is an intelligent and moving testimony. -- Gretchen Schafft, PhD, MHS, American University

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