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Identity GamesGlobalization and the Transformation of Media Cultures in the New Europe$
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Aniko Imre

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262090452

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262090452.001.0001

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From the Mole to the Dinosaur: Global Nostalgia and the Ambivalences of Late- and Postcommunist Children’s Media Culture

From the Mole to the Dinosaur: Global Nostalgia and the Ambivalences of Late- and Postcommunist Children’s Media Culture

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Identity Games
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DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262090452.003.0003

This chapter begins with an exploration of the human fascination with dinosaurs and their imaginary influences and references on children and communism. It examines the nostalgic turn that has increasingly contributed to making Eastern European national histories playful, mediated, and most often spectacular, entertainment in recent past times. The chapter proceeds with a short description of Svetlana Boym's emphasis on the movie Jurassic Park. Its later parts analyze the shades of postcommunist nostalgia, global children's media habits in postcommunism, and the contrasts between the popular Krtek (the “Little Mole”) and The Land Before Time animations. The concluding section of the chapter describes the programmatic recommendation for governing the fluctuation of such games in order to generate less domesticating theories about global children's media culture, along with related case studies.

Keywords:   dinosaurs, communism, postcommunist nostalgia, Krtek, Land Before Time, children's media culture, Jurassic Park

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