Contested Pasts: The Politics of Memory

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März 2003



This inter-disciplinary volume demonstrates, from a range of perspectives, the complex cultural work and struggles over meaning that lie at the heart of what we call memory.
In the last decade, a focus on memory in the human sciences has encouraged new approaches to the study of the past. As the humanities and social sciences have put into question their own claims to objectivity, authority and universality, memory has appeared to offer a way of engaging with knowledge of the past as inevitably partial, subjective and local. At the same time, memory and memorial practices have become sites of contestation, and the politics of memory are increasingly prominent.


Katherine Hodgkin and Susannah Radstone Introduction: Contested Pasts Part I: Transforming Pasts 1. Katherine Hodgkin and Susannah Radstone Introduction 2. Alessandro Portelli The Massacre at the Fosse Ardeatine: History, Myth, Ritual and Symbol 3. Anne Heimo and Ulla-Maija Peltonen Memories and Histories, Public and Private: After the Finnish Civil War 4. Graham Carr War, History and the Education of (Canadian) Memory 5. Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer 'We Would Never Have Come Without You: Generations of Nostalgia Part II: Remembering Suffering: Trauma and History 6. Katherine Hodgkin and Susannah Radstone Introduction 7. Janet Walker The Traumatic Paradox: Autobiographical Documentary and the Psychology of Memory 8. Carrie Hamilton Memories of Violence in Interviews with Basque Nationalist Women 9. Paula Hamilton Sale of the Century? Memory and Historical Consciousness in Australia 10. Christopher Colvin 'Brothers and Sisters, Do Not Be Afraid Of Me': Trauma, History and the Therapeutic Imagination in the New South Africa Part III: Patterning the National Past 11. Katherine Hodgkin and Susannah Radstone Introduction 12. Rachel Hughes Nationalism and Memory at the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide Crimes, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 13. Maya Nadkarni The 'Death' of Socialism and the 'Afterlife' of its Monuments: Making and Marketing the Past in Budapest's Statue Park Museum 14. Robert Burgoyne From Contested to Consensual Memory: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum 15. Chris Healy 'Dead Man': Film, Colonialism and Memory Part IV: And Then Silence 16. Katherine Hodgkin and Susannah Radstone Introduction 17. Luisa Passerini Memories between Silence and Oblivion.


Katharine Hodgkin lectures in the School of Cultural and Innovation Studies, University of East London. Her research centres on questions of autobiography, memory and madness, particularly in the early modern period. She has published several articles on these topics, including most recently 'The Labyrinth and the Pit' (History Workshop Journal 51 2001), a study of madness in seventeenth-century autobiography.Susannah Radstone teaches in the School of Cultural and Innovation Studies at the University of East London. Her research interests are in cultural theory, memory studies and psychoanalysis. Her previous publications include (ed.) Memory and Methodology (2000) and she is currently completing On Memory and Confession, to be published by Routledge.
EAN: 9780415286473
ISBN: 0415286476
Untertitel: 'Routledge Studies in Memory an'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2003
Seitenanzahl: 284 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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