var response='success'; jQuery('#ad-event-feed-36356 .raweventdata').html("\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=15795&information_id=42974&type=&syndicate=syndicate\" target=\"blank\" \u003e\"The Ends of Nostalgia: Memory and the Futures of the Past in Postsocialist Hungary.\"\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e04/25/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e4:15 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e6:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #222222; font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\"The Ends of Nostalgia: Memory and the Futures of the Past in Postsocialist Hungary.\"\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nAcross the former Soviet bloc, nostalgia for the socialist past has been a common response to the frustrations of postsocialist transformation.  In Hungary, however, the nostalgia that emerged in the early years of transition was driven more by capitalist triumphalism than wistful longing.  Inspired by outdated fashions, soda pop, Trabant automobiles, and other once-reviled remnants of state socialist mass culture, Hungarians used nostalgia not to mourn the socialist era, but to celebrate their distance from it, by commodifying its relics and recuperating them as an ironic form of cultural heritage.  And more recently, the experience of economic crisis and political disappointment has not fueled Hungarians’ desire to return to the past, but rather overturned nostalgia’s very conditions of possibility.\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: \u0027Times New Roman\u0027; font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cbr style=\"color: #222222;\" /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr style=\"color: #222222;\" /\u003e\r\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #222222;\"\u003eMaya Nadkarni\u0027s lecture examines the temporal and historical imaginings that underpin the shifting manifestations—and disappearance—of socialist nostalgia in Hungary over the past two decades. This research is drawn from my book manuscript, /Remains of Socialism/, which investigates the fate of the socialist past after the fall of communism in Hungary.  Based on ethnographic fieldwork and archival research in Budapest and a village in northeastern Hungary, the book introduces the concept of “remains”—both physical objects and symbolic remainders—to analyze how Hungarians have struggled in politics, media, and everyday life over the ambivalent legacies of state socialism.  These heated attempts to master the obstinate remainders of an ambiguous past have also become battles to determine the future—and to mourn the futures that never materialized.\u003c/span\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nNadkarni is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and Interpretation Theory Program Coordinator for Sociology & Anthropology.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eDavid Harrison, harrison@swarthmore.edu, 610-328-5785\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eMcCabe Library : McCabe Lobby\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/displaymedia.aspx?whatToDo=picture&id=4545\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Photo of Maya Nadkarni\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/displaymedia.aspx?whatToDo=picture&thumbnail=thumbnail&thumbnailwidth=100&id=4545&square=N\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Photo of Maya Nadkarni\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eAcademic Departments & Programs\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e04/25/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e")