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

  • Alexander von Plato Fernuniversität Hagen
Keywords: 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

Abstract

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

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Author Biography

Alexander von Plato, Fernuniversität Hagen
Alexander von PLATO 8http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs/beirat/plato-d.htm), Jg. 1942, ist Leiter des Instituts für Geschichte und Biographie der Fernuniversität Hagen, Mitherausgeber und Redakteur von "BIOS. Zeitschrift für Biographieforschung, Oral History und Lebensverlaufsanalysen", zahlreiche Veröffentlichungen und Filme zur Zeitgeschichte, insbesondere zur Mentalitätsgeschichte, jüngst zu den internationalen Aspekten der Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands (2002).
Published
2004-01-31
How to Cite
Plato, A. von. (2004). History and Psychology—Oral History and Psychoanalysis. Development of a Problematic Relationship. Outline and Literature Survey. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-5.1.656