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Title Memory in a global age : discourses, practices and trajectories / edited by Aleida Assmann and Sebastian Conrad
Published Houndsmills, Basingstoke, UK ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 252 pages) : illustrations
Series Palgrave Macmillan memory studies
Palgrave Macmillan memory studies.
Contents Addressing Painful Memories: Apologies as a New Practice in International Relations / C. Daase -- Australian Memory and the Apology to the Stolen Generations of Indigenous People / D. Celermajer & D. Moses -- The Past in the Present: Memories of State Violence in Contemporary Latin America / E. Jelin -- Vietnam, the New Left and the Holocaust: How the Cold War Changed Discourse on Genocide / B. Molden -- The Holocaust -- a Global Memory? Extensions and Limits of a New Memory Community / A. Assmann -- Globalization, Universalization, and the Erosion of Cultural Memory / J. Assmann -- Victimhood Nationalism in Contested Memories: National Mourning and Global Accountability / J.H. Lim -- Remembering Asia: History and Memory in Post-Cold War Japan / S. Conrad -- Globalizing Memory in a Divided City: Bruce Lee in Mostar / G. Bolton & N. Muzurovic -- 'Fragments of Reminiscence': Popular Music as a Carrier of Global Memory / A. Sobral -- Neda : The Career of a Global Image / A. Assmann & C. Assmann
Summary In the past decade, the field of memory has been dramatically reconfigured. Global conditions have powerfully impacted on memory debates, and at the same time, claims to memory are negotiated globally. This is a fundamental shift, as until recently, the dynamics of memory production unfolded primarily within the bounds of the nation-state; coming to terms with the past was largely a national project. Under the impact of processes of globalization, this has changed fundamentally. Today it has become impossible to understand the trajectories of memory outside a global frame of reference. This book offers an innovative inroad into the various problematics of memory in a global age. It presents analytical categories to chart the terrain, and it supplies richly documented case studies that illustrate the complexities of contemporary ways of appropriating the past. Written from different cultural positions and from different disciplinary backgrounds, the collection of essays emphasizes the positionality of memory production as it is negotiated locally and globally
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Collective memory.
Globalization -- Social aspects.
Memory -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Assmann, Aleida.
Conrad, Sebastian.
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LC no. 2010042526
ISBN 0230283365 (electronic bk.)
9780230283367 (electronic bk.)