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Istoriografie şi memorie socială în România după 1989
Historiography and social memory in Romania after 1989

Author(s): Florin Abraham
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Romania; historiography; social memory; communism; democracy

Summary/Abstract: The research aims to answer the question "How does historiography influence the formation of social memory of a community?" The case study aims to analyze democratic memory in Romania after 1989. The research follows two stages. First, we analyze the main features of the historiography of the communist regime: dominant ideology (anticommunism), thematic structure, dominant stylistic features, inventory and estimation of its dissemination and circulation. Second, we study the evolution of public sentiment towards the communist regime in Romania using information provided by surveys of public opinion in relation to the socio-demographic characteristics of the population. The main conclusion of the research is that historiography is a product of elite, which has only minimal effects on social memory.

  • Issue Year: LI/2012
  • Issue No: 51
  • Page Range: 145-172
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Romanian