Constantin Parvulescu
Articles by Constantin Parvulescu

Anticommunism, Neoliberalism, and the Rerunning of Socialist Era Films on Romanian Television

Anticommunist discourse has long since ceased to advance the democratization of society by means of depoliticization and “decommunization.” Instead, it has become a discourse that protects the privileges of the winners of the transition from socialism to capitalism. The disparaging of socialist-era film by anticommunist cultural elites must be read in this key primarily—as an instrument of maintaining cultural hegemony—and not as an effort to provide better “context” for understanding the past.

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