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Oral memories

Author(s): Anna Kurpiel
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Ośrodek »Pamięć i Przyszłość«
Keywords: oral history, Macedonian, Lower Silesia, methodology

Summary/Abstract: The following article constitutes just another voice in a discussion on the social and cultural dimensions of remembrance and different relationships between different kinds of remembering and commemorating and biographical narration. On the basis of the subject literature and empirical materials, i.e. accounts of Macedonian refugees and re-emigrants from France who came to Lower Silesia after the Second World War, the author analyzes three levels of memory. They are the following: autobiographical memory seen from the angle of experience and narration, collective memory of a generation together with the concept of collective identity and the policy towards memory revealed mostly in different practices of commemorating.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 21-45
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Polish