"Engineers of the Human Spirit" during late socialism : the Lithuanian union of writers between Soviet duties and local interests

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
"Engineers of the Human Spirit" during late socialism: the Lithuanian union of writers between Soviet duties and local interests
In the Journal:
Europe-Asia studies. 2014, Vol. 66, no. 4, p. 645-665
Keywords:
LT
Kultūrinis identitetas / Cultural identitity; Politinė ideologija / Political ideology; Literatūros istorija / Literary history.
Summary / Abstract:

LTReikšminiai žodžiai: Generacijos; Ideologija; Indoktrinacija; Interviu; Istorija; Karta; Literatūra; Lietuvių rašytojai; Politikos periodai; Rašytojų sąjunga; Socialistinė praeitis; Sovietinis laikotarpis; Sovietinis periodas; Tapatybė; Tauta; Generation; History; Identity; Ideology; Indoctrination; Interview; Lithuanian literature; Lithuanian writers; Nation; Policy periods; Soviet period; The Soviet period; The socialist past; Writers Union.

ENWriters were among the most publicly recognised intellectuals in the USSR. They actively participated in indoctrination practices that reflected strict mechanisms of control and censorship and provided prestige and authority in society. This article analyses how local writers in Lithuania who were part of the establishment during late socialism developed a multi-faceted relationship with the system. The perspective of different generations reveals the rise of ethnic (local) interests and the disconnection of everyday life from official goals. It also shows that writers who worked in official channels reduced their participation in indoctrination processes and significantly influenced the mobilisation of national identity. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1080/09668136.2014.897429
ISSN:
0966-8136; 1465-3427
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