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Kolektivní paměť a orální historie ve výzkumu soudobých dějin
Collective Memory and Oral History in Contemporary History

Author(s): Jiří Hlaváček
Subject(s): Oral history, Recent History (1900 till today), Politics of History/Memory, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Keywords: collective memory; oral history; contemporary history;

Summary/Abstract: The goal of the following essay is to show possibilities and limits of an oral history research of collective memory in the field of contemporary history. The main focus is concentrated onto on the dilemma of shaping, selection and reinterpretation of memories in relation to identity and continuity of a social group. The article also provides its readers with basic overview of the most eminent representatives of memory studies and their concepts of collective memory.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 6-16
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Czech