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The social construction of collective memories of the Croatian war of independence


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Benčić, Andriana. (2015). The social construction of collective memories of the Croatian war of independence. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology.
(Poslijediplomski doktorski studij sociologije) [mentor Žunec, Ozren].

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The center of this research examines the way in which the concept of ˝memory˝ can be useful in articulating the connections between the cultural, social, and political; between the representation of the past and of the social experience of that past. The research is based on the hypothesis that both the official history and the collective memory are social constructs, and that the political and ideological interests of elites are particularly present in dominant narratives about the past. In order to obtain a truly comprehensive view of history, besides considering just the official interpretations of the past, it is necessary to take into account interpretations and the reception, on a micro-level, of ˝ordinary˝ citizens, i.e of the wider social public.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: collective memory, collective memories of war conflicts, political memories, Croatian War of Independence, oral history, ordinary people, identity
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Žunec, Ozren
Additional Information: Poslijediplomski doktorski studij sociologije
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 10:23
Last Modified: 25 May 2020 15:01

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