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Matynia, Elżbieta

Works: 21 works in 63 publications in 3 languages and 531 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Academic theses  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Elżbieta Matynia
Performative democracy by Elżbieta Matynia( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a fresh appreciation of the events of 1989 as we approach their 20th anniversary in 2009. "Performative Democracy" explores a potential in political life that easily escapes theorists: the indigenously inspired enacting of democracy by citizens. Written by one who experienced an emerging public sphere within Communist Poland, the book seeks to identify the conditions for performativity-performing politics - in public life. It examines a broad spectrum of cultural, social, and political initiatives that facilitated the non-violent transformation of an autocratic environment into a democratic one. Examples of performativity range from experimental student theater, through the engaged political thinking of dissident Adam Michnik, the alternative culture, and the Solidarity movement, to the drama of the Round Table Talks (and their striking parallels in South Africa), and finally, the post-1989 efforts of feminist groups and women artists to defend the recently won right of free public discourse. The book argues that performative democracy, with its improvisational mode and imaginative solutions, deserves a legitimate place in our broader reflections on democracy
An uncanny era : conversations between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik by Václav Havel( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Czech playwright and dissident Václav Havel first encountered Polish historian and dissident Adam Michnik in 1978 at a clandestine meeting on a mountaintop along the Polish-Czechoslovak border. This initial meeting of two extraordinary thinkers who "plotted" democracy, and designed an effective peaceful strategy for dismantling authoritarian regimes in Central and Eastern Europe, resulted in a lifelong friendship and an extraordinary set of bold conversations conducted over the next two postrevolutionary decades. Havel, president of Czechoslovakia and later the Czech Republic, and Michnik, editor-in-chief of the largest daily newspaper in the region, provide rare insights into the post-1989 challenges to building new democratic institutions and new habits in the context of an increasingly unsettling political culture. With both dismay and humor, their fascinating exchanges wrestle with the essential question of postrevolutionary life: How does one preserve the revolution's ideals in the real world? At once historically immediate and politically universal, the Havel-Michnik conversations have never before been collected in a single volume in any language"--
Grappling with democracy : deliberations on Post-Communist Societies (1990-1995)( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and Czech and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncanny Era : Conversations between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik by Elzbieta Matynia( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architectures of gender : contemporary women's art in Poland : SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York, April 11-June 8, 2003 : exhibition by Elżbieta Matynia( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble with history : morality, revolution, and counterrevolution by Adam Michnik( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned Eastern European author Adam Michnik was jailed for more than six years by the communist regime in Poland for his dissident activities. He was an outspoken voice for democracy in the world divided by the Iron Curtain and has remained so to the present day. In this thoughtful and provocative work, the man the Financial Times named "one of the 20 most influential journalists in the world" strips fundamentalism of its religious component and examines it purely as a secular political phenomenon. Comparing modern-day Poland with postrevolutionary France, Michnik offers a stinging critique of the ideological "virus of fundamentalism" often shared by emerging democracies: the belief that, by using techniques of intimidating public opinion, a state governed by "sinless individuals" armed with a doctrine of the only correct means of organizing human relations can build a world without sin. Michnik employs deep historical analysis and keen political observation in his insightful five-point philosophical meditation on morality in public life, ingeniously expounding on history, religion, moral thought, and the present political climate in his native country and throughout Europe"--. "The book is a five-part meditation on morality in public life."
Krzywe koło liberalizmu : listy do Adama Michnika by Ira Katznelson( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negocjujmy rewolucje: uwagi o demokracji performatywnej by Elżbieta Matynia( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Civil society( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zaginiony skarb Solidarności = The lost treasure of Solidarity by Elżbieta Matynia( )

1 edition published in 2016 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Provincializing global feminism : the Polish case by Elzbieta Matynia( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The language of journalism for children and teenagers : an introductory study by Gilka Elvira Ponzi Girardello( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women after communism : a bitter freedom by Elzbieta Matynia( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Szukanie miejsca w nowym świecie by Ryszard Kapuściński( )

1 edition published in 1997 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wręczenie nagrody im. Wacława Jędrzejewicza przyznawanej przez Instytut Józefa Piłsudskiego w Nowym Jorku
W obronie amerykańskiego marzenia by Elżbieta Matynia( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ruch Occupy Wall Street
The social sciences in transition : the case of Central and Eastern Europe by Elzbieta Matynia( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Przedziwna epoka : rozmowy między Václavem Havlem i Adamem Michnikiem( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Obietnica pogranicza by Elżbieta Matynia( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ordinary celebrations: New sites and cultural practices in post-1989 democratic Poland by Helena Chmielewska-Szlajfer( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How do Poles imagine their social existence today, almost 25 years after the democratic transition? In search for contexts of the shifting Polish social imaginary, I explore three well-known sites in Poland: a Catholic sanctuary; a free summer music festival; internet-based grass-roots national pro-voting campaigns and local watchdog websites. In my investigation I focus on "ordinary celebrations," commonplace cultural practices that reinforce and reinterpret the shared ideas these sites reveal: in being a Polish-Catholic, a person sympathetic towards others, and a citizen. As a consequence of the 1989 democratic transition Poland opened itself to the outside world and the choices it offers. This sudden access to new propositions, particularly those coming from the idealized West, has been influencing changes in the broader social imaginary of Polish society, the horizon within which people define themselves. In my exploration of the three sites I focus on the transformations of people's practices, which provide them with new meanings to orient themselves in the new, complex reality. These sites are spaces where such interpretations are celebrated as part of larger narratives, on contemporary religiosity, empathy, and civic participation, which fuel the new social Polish imaginary. Yet research on the shared narratives of a society in the process of transformation has been largely ignored by contemporary Polish sociology. In my opinion, studying them can reveal deeper changes in Polish society that are hard to notice using economic or political markers. I argue that transformations of the social imaginary both inform and become visible in the "ordinary celebrations" that people choose to take part in
#X98;Der#x9C; Wert der Freiheit by Severin Dünser( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Die Bedeutung des Begriffs Freiheit unterliegt einem stetigen Wandel. Vor dem Hintergrund der historischen Entwicklung nähert sich diese Ausstellung auf psychologischer, sozialer, kultureller, religiöser, politischer und rechtlicher Ebene einem zeitgenössischen Verständnis von Freiheit an. Werke von rund sechzig Künstlerinnen und Künstlern beleuchten dieses komplexe Thema aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven. Mit überlappenden Themenbereichen und Erzählsträngen zeigt die Schau ein Geflecht aus gegenseitigen Abhängigkeiten und Wechselwirkungen: zwischen Mensch und Gesellschaft, Demokratie und Ökonomie, Arbeit und Freizeit, Körper und Geist, Natur und Kultur. Freiheit steht immer im Verhältnis zu anderen Faktoren und muss daher ständig neu verhandelt werden. So geht es in einem Ausstellungsbereich um Staatsformen, die die Strukturen des Zusammenlebens bestimmen, und in einer anderen Zone um die Kontrolle von Information als zentrales Mittel der Macht. Einige Werke führen die Fragilität der Freiheit vor, während sich andere mit identitätsstiftenden Prozessen wie der Arbeit beschäftigen. Der öffentliche Raum wird in einer Reihe weiterer Arbeiten thematisiert. Insgesamt wird deutlich, dass individuelle Selbstbestimmung stets auch mit sozialer Verantwortung verbunden ist. Mit Arbeiten von Zbyn k Baladrán, Dara Birnbaum, The Centre for Postnormal Policy & Future Studies, Jordi Colomer, Carola Dertnig, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Harun Farocki, Karin Ferrari, Forensic Oceanography, John Gerrard, Johannes Gierlinger, Lola Gonzàlez, Johan Grimonprez, Igor Grubic, Eva Grubinger, Marlene Haring, Hiwa K, Leon Kahane, Sejla Kameric, Alexander Kluge, Nina Könnemann, Laibach, Lars Laumann, Luiza Margan, Teresa Margolles, Isabella Celeste Maund, Anna Meyer, Aernout Mik, Matthias Noggler, Josip Novosel, Julian Oliver, Trevor Paglen, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Ivan Pardo, Oliver Ressler, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Ashl
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