Between Individual Memory and Social Memory. What Do People in Poland Remember About 1989?

  • Aneta Ostaszewska Adjunct at Institute of Social Prevention and Resocialization (IPSiR), University of Warsaw

Abstract

30 years have passed since the events of 1989 that led to the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe. In the paper the themes of social memory of political transformation in Poland in 1989 are discussed. The content of online statements collected from popular Polish news portals are analysed. When asking the question what events and experiences do Poles bring back when they think of 1989, I am interested in the relationship between the individual (biographical) memory and collective memory – the socially reconstructed knowledge of the past.
Published
Jan 1, 2020
How to Cite
OSTASZEWSKA, Aneta. Between Individual Memory and Social Memory. What Do People in Poland Remember About 1989?. European Journal of Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 1-14, jan. 2020. ISSN 2601-8640. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejss/article/view/4600>. Date accessed: 07 apr. 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejss.v3i1.p1-14.