Communism and the Meaning of Social Memory: Towards a Critical-Interpretive Approach

  title={Communism and the Meaning of Social Memory: Towards a Critical-Interpretive Approach},
  author={Cristian Tileagă},
  journal={Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science},
  • C. Tileagă
  • Published 22 June 2012
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science
Using a case study of representations of communism in Romania, the paper offers a sketch of a critical-interpretive approach for exploring and engaging with the social memory of communism. When one considers the various contemporary appraisals, responses to and positions towards the communist period one identifies and one is obliged to deal with a series of personal and collective moral/political quandaries. In their attempt to bring about historical justice, political elites create a world… 
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