Memory, citizenship and social behaviour : Can we (really) learn from the past?

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March 19, 2015

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Memory: What for?

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Women Memory, « Memory, citizenship and social behaviour : Can we (really) learn from the past? », Memory: What for?, ID : 10670/1.6bw08q


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Sarah Gensburger et Sandrine Lefranc (CNRS – ISP – Université Paris Ouest – ENS Cachan) In this research we seek to challenge the widespread belief that remembering our past is necessary for preserving peace and democracy and that we can “learn” from the past. “Memory” is increasingly called upon as an instrument for action against intolerance and the temptation of political violence. Public actors in established democracies have used it (policies, schools, museums, the media) as have interna...

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