Czech Political Prisoners: Recovering Face

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780739176344: Czech Political Prisoners: Recovering Face
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Czech Political Prisoners: Recovering Face is the story of men and women who survived Czechoslovakian concentration camps under the Communist regime. Men and women disappeared, were arrested, imprisoned, interrogated, tortured, put on trial, convicted, and sentenced to forced labor camps. In 1948 in Czechoslovakia, political others became political prisoners.

New forms of political practices developed under the institution of the totalitarian Czechoslovakian communist state. This new regime of totalitarian political power produced culturally specific forms of organized political violence. Between 1948 and 1989 some citizens recognized by the state as political others were subjected to such ritualized political violence. The link between ritualized violence and state subjects' political passage laid the groundwork for the formation of new social identities.

In the post-totalitarian state, the political other from the socialist era remains other through distinct desires and acts of coming to terms with the experience of organized violence. Like other members of the Czech and Slovak states, former prisoners are now facing the post-totalitarian remaking of life. In contrast to society at large, the political prisoners' recovery from the totalitarian past has proven that the ethics of political life—individual and communal coming to terms with the past—is closely related and crucial to their efforts toward reconciliation.

Today, in the Czech Republic, as well as in other post-socialist countries, the desire to reconcile is not limited to survivors of camps, prisoners, and dissidents. People from the youngest generation are asking questions about crimes, punishment, and forgiveness related to the Communist regime in central and eastern Europe.

The purpose of this story is to expose individual and communal experience, subjectivity, and consciousness hidden in the ruins of memory of Socialism in Czechoslovakia.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jana Kopelentova Rehak, PhD, is an assistant professor of anthropology at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore and an affiliate faculty at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. She received her Doctoral degree from the Anthropology Department at American University in Washington, DC, her MFA from the University of Delaware in Newark and a BA from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Her research specializations include Central Eastern Europe as well as urban North America. In Central Eastern Europe her research is focused on political life, aging, migration, minorities, language, visual culture and ecology. In the United States she practices applied anthropology of urban life focused on housing, education, health, migration, environment and public art in Baltimore City. Her background in cultural anthropology and the visual arts has shaped her multidisciplinary perspective on the social sciences and humanities.

Review:

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)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

REHAK, JANA KOPELENTOVA
Published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 073917634X ISBN 13: 9780739176344
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 073917634X

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 64.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jana Kopelentova Rehak
ISBN 10: 073917634X ISBN 13: 9780739176344
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grandisbooks
(Neptune, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 314DWN0003KK

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 66.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Rehak, Jana Kopelentova
ISBN 10: 073917634X ISBN 13: 9780739176344
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TR-9780739176344

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 78.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Rehak, Jana Kopelentova
Published by Lexington Books
ISBN 10: 073917634X ISBN 13: 9780739176344
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lexington Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 073917634X *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132735823

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 80.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Rehak, Jana Kopelentova
Published by Lexington Books (2012)
ISBN 10: 073917634X ISBN 13: 9780739176344
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lexington Books, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11073917634X

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 92.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

REHAK, JANA KOPELENT
Published by RL (2018)
ISBN 10: 073917634X ISBN 13: 9780739176344
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description RL, 2018. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780739176344 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01263371

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 85.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.08
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jana Kopelentova Rehak
Published by Lexington Books (2012)
ISBN 10: 073917634X ISBN 13: 9780739176344
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lexington Books, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M073917634X

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 103.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Jana Kopelentova Rehak
Published by Lexington Books, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 073917634X ISBN 13: 9780739176344
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lexington Books, United States, 2012. Hardback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. 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. Seller Inventory # BTE9780739176344

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 108.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Rehak, Jana Kopelentova
Published by Lexington Books (2012)
ISBN 10: 073917634X ISBN 13: 9780739176344
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lexington Books, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 188 pages. 9.25x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 073917634X

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 146.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.31
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jana Kopelentova Rehak
ISBN 10: 073917634X ISBN 13: 9780739176344
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardcover. 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.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 192 pages. 0.454. Seller Inventory # 9780739176344

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 120.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds