Intense Paradoxes of Memory: Researching Moral Questions About Remembering the Socialist Past

@article{Gallinat2009IntensePO,
  title={Intense Paradoxes of Memory: Researching Moral Questions About Remembering the Socialist Past},
  author={Anselma Gallinat},
  journal={History and Anthropology},
  year={2009},
  volume={20},
  pages={183 - 199}
}
In 2007 two researchers embarked upon a project on the “social construction of the socialist past in eastern Germany”. The project sought to explore how the socialist past is remembered today, and the moral ambiguities condensed in memories. This is particularly relevant in eastern Germany, where debates about how to interpret the socialist past continue to strive. However, it soon became apparent that doing such an ethnographic project is no easy task. Both researchers became sucked into the… Expand
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