Strategy and Tactics of Behaviour of Subjects and Objects of Historical Trauma

Dodonova, Vera and Dodonov, Roman and Aleksandrova, Olena and Popovich, Olena and Omelchenko, Yurii (2019) Strategy and Tactics of Behaviour of Subjects and Objects of Historical Trauma Analele Universităţii din Craiova. Istorie, X (2(36)). pp. 153-164. ISSN 1224-5704

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The aim of this article is a socio-philosophical generalisation of the leading strategies of behaviour of actors of historical trauma to achieve tolerant relations between social groups, societies and states. The basic methodological premise of the research is the thesis of the discursive nature of historical trauma, thus, the main method is the method of discourse analysis. These theoretical generalisations were made on the basis of comparative analysis of socio-political discourse of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Ukraine. A tangible place in this discourse belongs to the thematisation of the Holocaust, the Holodomor, Stalin’s repression and the like. The authors came to the conclusion that it was necessary to differentiate the behaviour of subjects and objects of a historical trauma. If the first (subjects) choose denial of guilt, self-justification, awareness of responsibility, repentance as the main strategies of their behavior, the latter (objects) can choose strategies of oblivion (silence), manifestation, forgiveness. At the same time, the strategy of manifestation is divided into several tactics, among which the tactics of “telling the truth”, “restoring justice”, “revenge” and “justifying by the victims of the actions of their offenders” are described. The strategies of overcoming the historical trauma should contribute to the restoration of social and spiritual health of the society. The most effective strategies in this regard are repentance and forgiveness. At the same time, forgiveness is the prerogative of the victims just like repentance is the prerogative of the guilty.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: victims; repression; guilt; repentance; forgiveness
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Erih Plus
Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
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Divisions: Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра філософії та релігієзнавства
Depositing User: Роман Олександрович Додонов
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2019 12:27
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 08:16

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