Coming to Terms with a Dark Past: How Post-Conflict Societies Deal with History

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Finland, South Africa and Bosnia-Herzegovina are each burdened by memories of a civil war. History wars have been fought on the arenas of public memory and history education. This book studies how the parties to these conflicts have attributed guilr to "the others" nad victimhood to "us" in each country, and compares theri respective memory politics and education strategies. The author draws on the potential of "history from below" activities and multiperspectival history lessons.
Translated title of the contributionHankalan menneisyyden hallinta: Miten konfliktin jälkeiset yhteiskunnat käsittelevät historiaa
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages181
ISBN (Print)978-3-631-63902-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-653-02359-6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeC1 Scientific book

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • 615 History and Archaeology

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