Is the “Twilight of Memory” Inevitable?


Savchenko I.A.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Assoc. Prof., Head of the International Cross-Disciplinary Laboratory “Research Methods in Social Science”, Department of Philosophy, Sociology and the Theory of Social Communication, Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod; Prof. of the Department of Philosophy, Nizhniy Novgorod Academy of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia teosmaco@rambler.ru

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Savchenko I.A. Is the “Twilight of Memory” Inevitable?. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2021. No 2. P. 166-171




Abstract

The review of the collective monograph “Thank You Great-grandfather for the Victory...” reveals the significance of the theme of the World War II (in relation to Russia it is first of all The Great Patriotic War) for the modern generation of young people. The social relevance of the monograph, its content value, empirical and theoretical richness are justified. The discussion points of the book are shown, the potentials of work on the sociological problems of collective memory of the Great Patriotic War are revealed. The author shows that the modern era is a crisis for the memory of the Great Patriotic War. The memory of generations is replaced by historical memory, because among us there are almost no living participants in the events of 80 years ago. In these circumstances, the scientific community has a special responsibility to ensure that the “twilight of memory” does not come.


Keywords
historical memory; the Great Patriotic war; student youth; patriotic education; monitoring
Content No 2, 2021