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Theoretical and methodological discussion on social and cultural memory in international perspective

Central European Papers
Theoretical and methodological discussion on social and cultural memory in international perspective

The following text is centered on theory and methodology of memory studies in international perspective. The text explains the differences between focus and scope of various approaches to memory studies, those relying mostly on collective experience, those discovering cultural memory and the approach centered on the social dimension of the latter. The aim of the paper is to give a short introduction to key research accomplishments in the area of memory studies and to present short account on the critically disputed important international cases of high importance of memory in world politics. The paper presents various methodological paths to study memory as a part of social, cultural and collective experience, focusing on current international discussions regarding how past may impact present global relations. The presented methodological orientations are both contributing to better understanding of the construction of the past in public/ social area and to the knowledge on conscious efforts of controlling the selected chapters of history to serve the national (or ideological) purpose.

Source: Nycz G. (2020). Theoretical and methodological discussion on social and cultural memory in international perspective. Central European Papers. 8(2): 45-64

Source web-site: https://cep.slu.cz/pdfs/cep/2020/02/05.pdf

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