1989, Contested Memories and the Shifting Cognitive Maps of Europe

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dc.contributor.author CHALLAND, Benoît
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-19T12:46:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-19T12:46:54Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation European Journal of Social Theory, 2009, 12, 3, 397-408
dc.identifier.issn 1368-4310
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/16414
dc.description.abstract Addressing attempts to define a common European memory on the theme of the Holocaust, and transformations of the Cold War discourses on totalitarianism and democracy. The article conceptualizes the persistent forms and new constellations of alterity that reproduce an East-West divide. The article shows that cognitive debates about Europe hint at constantly shifting relations between various parts of Europe and between Europe and its neighbors. A relational conceptual vocabulary is proposed to describe the debates on Europe following 1989. Cleavages and social distancing can be expressed in terms of different temporal locations (allochronism) which, when merged with a normative stance, can lead to a situation of heterochrony.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Sage Publications Ltd
dc.subject autonomy
dc.subject cognitive representations
dc.subject contemporary European history
dc.subject European memory
dc.subject heterochrony
dc.title 1989, Contested Memories and the Shifting Cognitive Maps of Europe
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1368431009338766
dc.identifier.volume 12
dc.identifier.startpage 397
dc.identifier.endpage 408
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