Emerging Memory: Photographs Of Colonial Atrocity In Dutch Cultural Remembrance by Paul BijlEmerging Memory: Photographs Of Colonial Atrocity In Dutch Cultural Remembrance by Paul Bijl

Emerging Memory: Photographs Of Colonial Atrocity In Dutch Cultural Remembrance

byPaul Bijl

Hardcover | March 20, 2015

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This incisive volume brings together postcolonial studies, visual culture, and cultural memory studies to explain how the Netherlands continues to rediscover its history of violence in colonial Indonesia. Dutch commentators have frequently claimed that the colonial past and especially the violence associated with it has been “forgotten” in the Netherlands. Uncovering “lost” photographs and other documents of violence has thereby become a recurring feature aimed at unmasking a hidden truth.

The author argues that, rather than absent, such images have been consistently present in the Dutch public sphere and have been widely available in print, on television, and now on the internet. Emerging Memory shows that between memory and forgetting there is a haunted zone from which pasts that do not fit the stories nations live by keep on emerging and submerging while retaining their disturbing presence. 
Paul Bijl is assistant professor of modern Dutch literature at the University of Amsterdam and an affiliated fellow at KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies. In his current research project, funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), he investigates the transnational circu...
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Title:Emerging Memory: Photographs Of Colonial Atrocity In Dutch Cultural RemembranceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:258 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 0.8 inPublished:March 20, 2015Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:908964590X

ISBN - 13:9789089645906

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Icons of Memory and Forgetting

Chapter 1. 1904: Imperial Frames

Chapter 2. 1904-1942: Epistemic Anxiety and Denial

Chapter 3. 1942-1966: Compartmentalized and Multidirectional Memory

Chapter 4. 1966-2010: Emerging Memory

Conclusion

Bibliography

List of Places Where the 1904 Photographs Can Be Found

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"Essential reading for anyone with the slightest acquaintance with modern Dutch history."