Na peryferiach peryferii? Codzienność PRL w polskiej historiografii – przegląd badań
ON THE PERIPHERIES OF THE PERIPHERIES? EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF POLAND IN HISTORIOGRAPHY – A REVIEW OF RESEARCH
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The article explores Polish historiography concerning history of everyday-life in communist Poland. In order to identify the main fields of historical research together with theoretical frames the analysis included the two levels of methodological reflection and historiographical scholarship. The widely accepted demand for the interdisciplinary, finds limited implementation in historical research dominated by the sociological approach with limited reference to anthropology, linguistic or cultural studies. As a result historiography offers macro-level interpretations based on an assumption of the representative sample of empirical data, with little attention to new fields of research (gender, memory, representations), micro-level distinctions, and the history-from-below perspective. The article ends with some methodological proposals in order to enlarge the field of research.
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