International Society of Political Psychology

Conference Abstracts

6F Representing our historical past: Nostalgia and conflict in defining who “we” are

(Session Organizer) Jackie Abell, Lancaster University; (Discussant) Paszkál Kiss, ELTE Social and Educational Psychology; (Chair) Paszkál Kiss, ELTE Social and Education

Conference: ISPP 2011
Affiliation: Lancaster University
Research Area: Political culture, identity, and language

The 4 papers examine social actors' representations of their group's historical past in constructing their current identity.  Whilst some papers point to the function nostalgia can play in a longing to reconnect with the past, others note previous conflict over territory, rights and entitlements in shaping contemporary group identity.