Links

OSTALGIA BASICS
Ostalgia – Word Spy
Ostalgie – Wikipedia
Yugo-nostalgia – Wikipedia
Trabant
Ampelmannchen

OSTALGIA IN COLLECTING
Dokumentationszentrum Alltagskultur der DDR
Das DDR Museum
 
Retronom – Mindennapok vizuális objektumai
Yugo-enciklopédia
Emlékpont – Fél évszázad Vásárhelyen  
Statue Park – Budapest  
Internetowe Muzeum Polski Ludowej

OSTALGIA NEGATIVE
Mauermuseum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie
Terror Háza Múzeum

IN IDEOLOGY
Socialism Today
Current Communist Countries  

IN ART
International Poster Gallery Online

IN TOWN
Crazy Guides
Trabi-Safari
Ostalgie Shop
Die Ostalgie Party
Das DDR Hostel
Café Sibylle – Berlin
Nowa Huta

IN MUSIC
Kistehén Tánczenekar
Rotfront  
Krambambulya
East Blok musik

IN MOVIES

 
Bajer, Josefina: YU-Nostalgie in Slowenien: Das Phänomen der Nostalgie als Produkt der Transformation, 2009

Benjamin, Walter: Leftist Melancholia, 1931

Boym, Svetlana: From the Russian Soul to Post-Communist Nostalgia. In: Representations, No. 49, Special Issue: Identifying Histories: Eastern Europe Before and After 1989 (Winter, 1995), pp. 133-166

Boym, Svetlana: The Future of Nostalgia, 2002

Brix, Emil: Der Kampf um das Gedächtnis 1997 >>> Explores the cultural memory of Central European societies from the middle of the 19th century to today. Shows that commemoration days tell something about the collective memory.

Brown, Stephen: Retromania. Next Big Story or Same Old Story? In: N. O. Herbrand – S. Röhrig: Die Bedeutung der Tradition für die Markenkommunikation. Stuttgart 2006. p. 105-121

Brunnbauer, Ulf (Ed.): Alltag und Ideologie im Realsozialismus, 2005 >>>Assumes that everyday life and identity are neither rising from the communist regime, nor developing indepently. But an independence developed between ideology, politics, everyday life and identity.

Cooke, Paul: Representing East Germany Since Unification: From Colonization To Nostalgia, 2005

Cordeanu, Victoria Isabela: Remembering state socialism in the 1970s-1980s in Romania: from Official Memory to the Memories of the ‘Dominated’ , 2003

Crowley, David – Reid, Susan: Socialist Spaces in Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc, 2002

Decker, Kerstin: Letzte Ausfahrt Ost. Die DDR im Rückspiegel, 2004 >>> A retrospect and perspective of how we remember the GDR. Reportages and portraits.

Ekman, Joakim : Communist nostalgia and the consolidation of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe. In: Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Volume 21, Issue 3 September 2005 , pages 354 –
374

Erdei, Ildikó: The ‘Happy Child’ as an Icon of Socialist Transformation: Yugoslavia’s Pioneer Organisation, In: John Lampe: Ideologies and National Identities. The case of Twentieth Century Southeastern Europe, 2004

Freud, Sigmund: Mourning and Melancholia, 1917

Goll, Thomas – Leuerer, Thomas : Ostalgie als Erinnerungskultur?: Symposium zu Lied und Politik in der DDR, 2004

Halbwachs, Maurice: Das Gadächtnis und seine sozialen Bedingungen, 1985 >>> Halbwachs assumes, that societies and social groupes build up a collective memory, that serves the own identity.

Haverkamp, Anselm: Memoria. Vergessen und Erinnern, 1993 >>> The leimotiv is the relation of memory and oblivion; oblivion as a precondition of memory.

Jaworski, Rudolf – Kusber, Jan – Steindorff, Ludwig: Gedächtnisorte in Osteuropa, 2003 >>> Explores the reevaluation and replacing of places of memory under new givens with concrete examples.

Kirss, Tiina – Lauristin, Marju: She Who Remembers Survives. Interpreting Estonian Women’s Post-Soviet Stories, 2004

Konrád, George: Melancholy Of Rebirth: Essays From Post-Communist Central Europe, 1989-1994

Lüdtke, Alf: Alltagsgeschichte: Zur Rekonstruktion historischer Erfahrungen und Lebensweisen, 1989

Müller, David: Retro-Trend. Wie und warum alte Marken neuen Erfolg haben? Saarbrücken 2006

Neller, Katja: DDR-Nostalgie, 2006 >>> Ways, how Eastern German people orientate towards the former GDR, their cause and political connotation. Analyses of the niveau, the determinant, the developement and the political correlative of the phenomenon.

Nora, Pierre: Zwischen Geschicte und Gedächtnis. In: Die Gedächtnisorte. In: Ders., Zwischen Geschichte und Gedächtnis, 1998 >>> Explores the connection of formation, instrumentality and effect of memory.

Platt, Kristin – Dabag, Mihran: Generation und Gedächtnis: Erinnerungen und kollektive Identitäten, 1995 >>>  Discussions about memory, experience and perception, time and space and dimensions of memory.

Roth, Klaus: Sozialismus: Realistäten und Illusionen. Ethnologische Aspekte der sozialistischen Alltagskultur, 2005 >>> A review of concrete aspects of the socialist everyday culture in Southeastern Europe.

Scribner, Charity: Requiem for Communism, 2005

Steinbach, Lothar: Bevor der Westen war – Ein deutsch – deutscher Geschichtsdialog, 2006 >>> A reportage about the life stories of people, who started thinking about their past after the historical changes of 1989/1990.

Velikonja, Mitja: Titostalgia: A Study of Nostalgia for Josip Broz, 2008
 

Volcic, Zala: Yugo-Nostalgia: Cultural Memory and Media in the Former Yugoslavia. In: Critical Studies in Media Communication, Volume 24, Issue 1 March 2007, pages 21 – 38

Wieliczko, Barbara – Zuk, Marcin: Post-Communist Nostalgia Among the Middle-Aged Middle-Class Poles. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta Hilton Hotel, Atlanta 2003

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