History and Psychology—Oral History and Psychoanalysis. Development of a Problematic Relationship. Outline and Literature Survey

Alexander von Plato


The article is about the relationship between two scientific fields—history and psychology—with a focus on their connections during the last 150 years and about the meaning of subjectivity in history. It addresses possibilities of cooperation, taking as an example the relationship of oral history and psychoanalysis. The article emphasizes the problems regarding unconscious elements in history as well as the perception and "digestion" of history by the individual and the collective memory.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0401181


history and hermeneutics; biographical research and historiography; the role of the individual in history; historism; cultural history; national socialism; history of the former GDR; memory; collective memory; cultural memory; communicative memory; mass p

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