One of the main obstacles to the cultivation of historical thinking, in post-conflict societies, is adherence to the official master narratives of conflict. We argue based on empirical evidence from three post-conflict settings (Cyprus , Serbia and Croatia ) that such representations of the past and their uncritical internalization that leads to adherence to master narratives of conflict constructs a threatened self and generates distrust towards the outgroup. Such a mentality becomes a major obstacle to conflict transformation and to a peaceful settlement of intercommunal conflicts.
|Title of host publication||History Education and Conflict Transformation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation|
|Editors||Charis Psaltis, Mario Carretero, Sabina Čehajić-Clancy|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 29-Aug-2017|