Conflict And Memory: The Impact Of Memory On Conflict

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Wagoner and Bresco aim to help readers understand how memory is influential and impactful when it comes to conflict. They open by explaining that conflict and memory can be commonly found on “two sides of the same coin” (Brescó & Wagoner, 2016). I other words conflict and memory feed into one another. On one side of the coin conflict greatly impacts memory, both individual and collective. This plays a role in unsuccesful resolutions for the future. On the other side of the coin is memories. Memories are the cause of many conflicts. They are behind “dramatic episodes, old scars, grievances, resentments, hatreds and senses of revenge.” (Brescó & Wagoner, 2016). When we understand the impact that memory has on conflict we will then understand …show more content…
Nicholson (2016) combines SRT with a narrative approach in analyzing the way in which Jewish Israelis and Palestinians in the diaspora use certain historical events as a means for justifying their respective positioning on the conflict” (Brescó & Wagoner, 2016). In spite of the fact that these three articles accentuate the significance of authority stories in forming the social portrayals of the past in connection to clashes, they also feature the dynamic idea of such portrayals, consequently opening the likelihood of protection and …show more content…
“This mediational role of narratives is also tackled in Brescó’s (2016) article, in which different accounts of the 2006 ceasefire in the Basque conflict are analyzed vis-a`-vis the positioning theory framework (Harré & van Langenhove, 1999).” (Brescó & Wagoner, 2016). The results showed that the participants that related to the main characters in the narratives that are included in the conflict have the tendency to recreate their own episode, while the reception of a more individual situating yields more mind boggling and dialogical accounts, whereby a discourse between voices connected to various social positions is set

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