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Confronting the past: The Slovenes as subjects and as objects of history
Confronting the past: The Slovenes as subjects and as objects of history

Author(s): Sabrina P. Ramet
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Slovensko sociološko društvo (in FDV)
Keywords: Slovenia; historical memory; controversies; Yugoslav breakup; fear

Summary/Abstract: The Slovenian experience of Yugoslav reality was quite specific and distinct from the experiences of other peoples of that state, and, in turn, the way in which Slovenes remember the past – as reflected, for example, in history textbooks for elementary and secondary schools – is also distinct. Slovenian nationalism has focused more on language and culture than on territory. In connection with World War Two, Slovenes have felt resentments primarily toward each other, with ex-Domobranci and their offspring feeling resentment toward ex-Partisans and their offspring. This article explores the way Slovenes remember their past, reviews developments during 1988—1991 from a Slovenian perspective, and examines some still-unresolved controversies involving Slovenes and their neighbors in connection with the War of Yugoslav Succession of 1991—1995.

  • Issue Year: 24/2008
  • Issue No: 58
  • Page Range: 29-44
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English