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Coming to terms with a dark past : how post-conflict societies deal with history /

Sirkka Ahonen.

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Author: Ahonen, Sirkka
Published: Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang, [2012]
Topics: Guilt - Social aspects. | Collective memory. | Historiography - Social aspects. | War victims - Bosnia and Herzegovina - History - 20th century. | Apartheid - South Africa. | Nationenbildung | Vergangenheitsbewältigung | Skuld - sociala aspekter. | Kollektivt minne. | Finska inbördeskriget 1918. | Apartheid. | Kriget i Jugoslavien 1991-1995.
Regions: Finland - History - Civil War, 1918. | Finnland | Bosna i Hercegovina | South Africa
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Physical Description: 181 pages ; 21 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-172) and index.
ISBN: 9783631639023
Summary: "Finland, South Africa and Bosnia-Herzegovina are each burdened by memories of a civil war, between either social classes, racial groups or ethnic communities. History wars have followed the conflicts and been fought on the arenas of popular rhetoric, public memory, that is, monuments, museums and commemoration rituals, and history education. This book studies how the parties to these conflicts have attributed guilt to "the others" and victimhood to "us" in each country, and compares their respective memory politics and education strategies. The author draws on the potential on "history from below" activities and multiperspectival history lessons"--Back cover.
Subject: Civil War (Finland : 1918) | Yugoslav War (1991-1995)
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