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Education and post-communist transitional justice: negotiating the communist past in a memorial museum.

Light, D., Cretan, R. and Dunca, A-M., 2019. Education and post-communist transitional justice: negotiating the communist past in a memorial museum. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 19 (4), 565 - 584.

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DOI: 10.1080/14683857.2019.1702619

Abstract

This paper examines the role of education within post-communist transitional justice. It focuses on the ways in which young Romanians negotiate the communist past during an educational visit to a memorial museum. The museum enabled these visitors to better understand the repression of the communist era, had limited impact in changing their attitudes towards communism, but it did provoke reflection upon and comparison between the present and the communist past. Visitors recognized the role of the museum as a site of memory within post-communist transitional justice, but were also critically aware of the limitations to what the museum could achieve. The implications of these findings for postcommunist transitional justice are examined.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1468-3857
Uncontrolled Keywords:Transitional Justice ; education ; memorial museum ; youth ; Romania
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:33193
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:06 Jan 2020 16:41
Last Modified:06 Jan 2020 16:41

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