Contested Pasts: The Politics of Memory by Katharine HodgkinContested Pasts: The Politics of Memory by Katharine Hodgkin

Contested Pasts: The Politics of Memory

EditorKatharine Hodgkin, Susannah Radstone

Hardcover | September 5, 2003

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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.

Katharine Hodgkinlectures 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...
Title:Contested Pasts: The Politics of MemoryFormat:HardcoverPublished:September 5, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415286476

ISBN - 13:9780415286473


Table of Contents

Introduction: Contested Pasts  Transforming Pasts  Remembering Suffering: Trauma and History  Patterning the National Past  And Then Silence