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If castles and statues could speak to us : the changing freedom of historical interpretation in the case of Slovakia

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If castles and statues could speak to us : the changing freedom of historical interpretation in the case of Slovakia

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dc.contributor.author Kollai, István pl
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-28T16:11:40Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-28T16:11:40Z
dc.date.issued 2018 pl
dc.identifier.uri https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/62028
dc.language eng pl
dc.rights Licencja Open Access BJ *
dc.rights.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/4dspace/License/oa_bj/licencja_oa_bj_v1.pdf *
dc.title If castles and statues could speak to us : the changing freedom of historical interpretation in the case of Slovakia pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 69-82 pl
dc.description.additional Bibliogr. s. 81-82 pl
dc.abstract.en Beside official "policy of remembrance", run primarily by state representatives or public institutions, and embodied in national holidays, monuments or in history textbooks, democratic societies offer the possibility to create a "culture of remembrance" by local actors within the public sphere. These local actors consist of NGOs, civic initiatives, local governments or even of the business sphere, the latter including so-called heritage industry actors (like historical hotels or private museums). As a result, the interpretation of historical narratives tends to become multi-faceted, interactive and inclusive, but the risk has also emerged that historical narratives can be fluid and banal as well. The present essay attempts to highlight how these bottom-up historical interpretations launched by local actors coloured the culture of remembrance in Slovakia, in a country where national history had been a servant of nation-building struggles practically throughout the whole 20th century. As many initiatives for renovating fortresses, erecting statues, organising historical events or launching historical hotels elucidate it, non-state actors have become active and immanent change-makers of the policy of remembrance in Slovakia, having a sometimes intentional, sometimes unintentional effect on broadening the freedom of historical interpretation in the country. pl
dc.subject.en heritage industry pl
dc.subject.en heritage interpretation pl
dc.subject.en culture of remembrance pl
dc.subject.en transnationalisation of memory pl
dc.subject.en Slovakia pl
dc.description.number 2 (4) pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.12797/RM.02.2018.04.04 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 2544-2139 pl
dc.title.journal Relacje Międzykulturowe = Intercultural Relations pl
dc.title.volume Freedom in culture pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original OTHER; otwarte czasopismo; ostateczna wersja wydawcy; w momencie opublikowania; 0 pl
dc.identifier.project ROD UJ / OP pl


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