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Учебниците по история и общите места на паметта
The Textbooks of History and the Common Places of Memory

Author(s): Deyan Deyanov
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН

Summary/Abstract: The article represents an attempt for a critical dialogue with the Annals school (and the "paradigm" of Pierre Nora which originates from it and which focuses its interest on the so-called places of memory) from the perspective of sociology of history. In the framework of this critical dialogue, on the one hand, some concepts that have established themselves in science — such as collective memory, places of memory etc. — are being reworked, and on the other, new concepts are being worked out which give sociology of history its characteristic sociological look, such as public space of history, private historical experience, normalisation of private historical experience etc. Besides the transition from a historical to a sociological perspective, the refusal to the Durkheimian opposition between collective and individual in favour of the opposition between public and private is essential to this formulating and reformulating of concepts. Although theoretical, the article does not ignore the empirical problematic; on the contrary, it is oriented towards the "production of working sociological instruments" increasing the empirical sensitivity of the sociologist of history. The empirical data cited in the article come from the empirical study of the Institute for Critical Social Studies "The Rewritings of Modern Bulgarian History in Highschool Textbooks".

  • Issue Year: 28/1996
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 26-38
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian