Title

The Impact of Coalitional Commitment on the Recall of Moral Memories

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-9-2019

Publication Title

Studies in Conflict and Terrorism

First page number:

1

Last page number:

24

Abstract

We explore the relationship between coalitional alignment and memories of the Croatian Homeland War. Fifty-seven Croatian citizens with war experiences participated in a semi-structured interview. Participants less affected by the war and high in ethnic commitment recalled more morally charged memories than participants low in commitment. Participants highly affected by the war similarly recalled morally charged memories; however, the qualitative nature of the memories differed between high and low commitment. Offspring of mixed marriages and Orthodox participants reported more virtuous behaviors than other participants. The findings contribute to the literature on the intractability of conflict.

Disciplines

Social and Cultural Anthropology

Language

English

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