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Title A European memory? : contested histories and politics of remembrance / edited by Małgorzata Pakier and Bo Stråth
Edition First edition
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2010

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Description xv, 356 pages ; 24 cm
Series Studies in contemporary European history ; 6
Studies in contemporary European history ; 6
Contents Part I. Europe, Memory, Politics, and History. Uneasy Relationships -- 1. On 'European Memory': Some Conceptual and Normative Remarks -- 2. The Uses of History and the Third Wave of Europeanization -- 3. Halecki Revisited: Europe's Conflicting Cultures of Remembrance -- 4. Iconic Remembering and Religious Icons: Fundamentalist Strategies in European Memory Politics? -- 5. Culture, Politics, Palimpsest: Theses on Memory and Society -- 6. Damnatio Memoriae and the Power of Remembrance: Reflections on Memory and History -- 7. Seeing Dark and Writing Light: Photography Approaching Dark and Obscure Histories -- Part II. Remembering Europe's Dark Pasts -- 8. Remembering the Second World War in Western Europe 1945-2005 -- 9. Practices and Politics of Second World War Remembrance: (Trans-)National Perspectives from Eastern and South-eastern Europe -- 10. A Victory Celebrated: Danish and Norwegian Celebrations of the Liberation -- 11. Remembering Europe's Heart of Darkness: Legacies of the Holocaust in Post-war European Societies -- 12. Holocaust Remembrance and Restitution of Jewish Property in the Czech Republic and Poland after 1989 -- 13. A Europeanization of the Holocaust Memory? German and Polish Reception of Europa, Europa (1990) by Agnieszka Holland -- 14. Italian Commemoration of the Shoah: The Construction of a Survivor-oriented Narrative and its Impact on Italian Politics and Practices of Remembrance -- 15. Managing the History of the Past in the Former Communist States -- 16. Eurocommunism: Commemorating Communism in Contemporary Eastern Europe -- 17. The Memory of the Dead Body -- 18. Neither Help nor Pardon? Communist Pasts in Western Europe -- 19. Politics of Remembrance, Colonialism, and the Algerian War in France -- 20. Memory Politics and the Use of History: Finnish-speaking Minorities at the North Calotte -- Conclusion: Nightmares or Daydreams? A Postscript on the Europeanization of Memories
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-346) and index
Subject Collective memory -- Europe.
Europe -- History -- Philosophy.
Author Pakier, Małgorzata, 1979-
Stråth, Bo, 1943-
LC no. 2009025366
ISBN 9781845456214 hardback alkaline paper