oaioai:invenio.nusl.cz:156432

Emigrace z Československa a pocit zrady: Národ vs. rodina

Abstract

Until the 1990s, the territory of the current Czech Republic has been predominantly seen as a place of emigration. Despite (or maybe because of) such a long history of emigration, the approach towards people who, for different reasons, left the country seems to be rather ambivalent up to the present day. The notion of emigration as a betrayal is appearing frequently, both in the existing academic literature as well as in the production of popular publications, movies or series and in a public discourse. This thesis is questioning the real perception of emigrants in the eyes of family members, who stayed in communist Czechoslovakia in between 1948 and 1989, defines the possible reasons behind the respective perception and examines the impact of emigration on the Czechoslovak, respectively Czech society. The majority of authors identifies the communist propaganda as the cause of the negative attitudes of Czechoslovak society towards emigrants. By analysing the approach towards emigrants and re-emigrants and situation after the Velvet Revolution in 1989 and by combining the opinions of two generations, the author of this thesis argues that the communist propaganda related to emigration had a considerable impact in the short-term perspective, but in the long-term perspective there are another strong factors contributing to the construction of the feeling of betrayal in relation to emigration

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