Anti-Modernism - Radical Revisions of Collective Identity (Discourses of Collective Identity in Central and Southeast Europe, Vol. 4)

Edited by Diana Mishkova, professor of history at the Center for Advanced Study in Bulgaria, Marius Turda of Oxford Brookes University, and Balazs Trencsenyi, associate professor at the Department of History at CEU, the last volume of the series presents 46 texts under the heading of “anti-modernism.” Formed in a dynamic relationship with modernism, from the 1880s to the 1940s, and especially during the interwar period, the anti-modernist ideological constructions of national identification had a considerable impact on the political culture of our region. These texts were born in different political contexts and also had different destinies: while some of them became central to the respective national canons, others were completely erased from the political culture of these countries after the Second World War. What is common to them, however, is the emphatic rejection of the linear vision of modernization as well as the liberal democratic institutional frameworks and the search for alternative paths to achieve a national regeneration.

 Published on November 1, 2014 by CEU Press