Social Representations of the Past in Post-conflict Societies: Adherence to Official Historical Narratives and Distrust Through Heightened ThreatsPsaltis, C., Franc, R., Smeekes, A., Ioannou, M. & Zeželj, I., 29-Aug-2017, History Education and Conflict Transformation: Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation. Psaltis, C., Carretero, M. & Čehajić-Clancy, S. (eds.). Springer International Publishing, p. 97-121 25 p.
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One of the main obstacles to the cultivation of historical thinking, in post-conflict societies, is adherence to the official master narratives of conflict. We argue based on empirical evidence from three post-conflict settings (Cyprus , Serbia and Croatia ) that such representations of the past and their uncritical internalization that leads to adherence to master narratives of conflict constructs a threatened self and generates distrust towards the outgroup. Such a mentality becomes a major obstacle to conflict transformation and to a peaceful settlement of intercommunal conflicts.
|Title of host publication||History Education and Conflict Transformation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation|
|Editors||Charis Psaltis, Mario Carretero, Sabina Čehajić-Clancy|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 29-Aug-2017|
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