Identities, Ideologies and Representations in Post-Transition Hungary

Szerkesztő(k): Heller Mária, Kriza BorbálaIdentities, Ideologies and Representations in Post-Transition Hungary
Kiadás helye: Budapest
Kiadás éve: 2013
ISBN: 9789633121481
Oldalszám: 440
A kötetben olvasható és letölthető Feischmidt Margit: Constraints and accomodation c. tanulmánya


This book is a collection of Hungarian contributions to European research on the democratic development of the European Union (EU). It focuses on the problems and conflicts experienced by Hungarian society since the system change in 1990. During this time Hungary has become a NATO and EU member state but at the same time the country has undergone major changes, and encountered serious difficulties and challenges. Expectations of increasing welfare and stability have given way to deep public disillusionment. Former bonds of solidarity have been destroyed; values and certainties have been shattered and political struggles have reached an unprecedented level of ferocity. The book deals with social representations of this period of transition, and aims to give a concise picture of the state of democracy in Hungary. It investigates in particular problems of conflicting identities and identity formation with special attention paid to minorities, representations of national and European values, and characteristics of political ideologies prevailing in public and private discourses.


Introduction 9

1. Political identity and ideologies in national and european context

Maria Heller and Borbála Kriza

Retreating from Europe: Rise and fall of political ideologies in the 2009 European Election Campaigns in Hungary 17

Erika Kurucz

Collective identity patterns among Hungarian university students 71

Péter Bodor

Identity in discourse - The case of Abscribing "Schizophrenia" to Europe and Hungary 117

Nóra Schleicher

East meets West in the bilingual expreience. The effects of bilingualism on national identity 153

Mihály Csákó

Democracy through teenagers eyes: the Hungarian experience 177


2. From trauma to community building - Post-holocaust jewish identity and anti-semitism

Ferenc Erős

Trauma, identity and memory - long term psychological effects of the holocaust 195

Júlia Vajda

A professional story teller of horror - Struggling with memories of the holocaust 209

Katalin Zsófia Vincze

Re-learning tradition: Jewish Baal Teshuva Identity in post-socialist Hungary 221


3. In statu nascendi - The challenges of roma identity building in Europe

Margit Feischmidt

Constraints and accomodation 261 

Mária Neményi

Identity strategies of roma adoloscents 293

Kinga Szabó-Tóth

The construction of ethnic identity of succesful gypsies/travellers in England 333


4. Changing forms of identity representations

János László - Réka Ferenczhalmy - Éva Fülöp - Katalin Szalai

The role of historical trajectory in social representations of history: the example of agency 369

Anikó Illés

Pictorial representations of national identity: the case of the hungarian historical paintings 385

Anna Wessely

The shaman and Saint Stephens Holy Crown 401

Mónika Bálint - Boglárka Mittich

Social engaged art and european identity - creating narratives of social identity through art projects 409


The Authors 435