publication . Article . 2014

Ajaloo tunnistaja ehk Poola suulise ajaloo spetsiifikast

Marta Kurkowska-Budzan;
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  • Published: 03 Apr 2014 Journal: Mäetagused, volume 56, pages 21-38 (issn: 1406-992X, eissn: 1406-9938, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Estonian Literary Museum of Scholarly Press
  • Country: Poland
Abstract
In most of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, oral history was initiated in the circles of dissidents in the 1980s. Memories of the politically marginalised or persecuted citizens were the source of insights into uncensored versions of recent past. Therefore the term “a witness to history” is central to the “civic historiography”, which has been developed in Poland. After the fall of communism, the civic participation in the archiving, educating and researching has been institutionalised and identifies itself as oral history. The article presents epistemological and ethical paradoxes of the concept of “a witness to history” in the light of social and l...
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free text keywords: oral history, Poland, politics of memory, public history, a witness to history, ajaloo tunnistaja, avalik (ametlik) ajalugu, mälupoliitika, Poola, suuline ajalugu, oral history, Poland, politics of memory, public history, a witness to history, Ethnology, Oral history, History, Anthropology, Public history, Politics of memory, lcsh:Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology, lcsh:GN301-674
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