Memory and the Future: Transnational Politics, Ethics and Society by Yifat GutmanMemory and the Future: Transnational Politics, Ethics and Society by Yifat Gutman

Memory and the Future: Transnational Politics, Ethics and Society

byYifat Gutman, Adam D. Brown, Amy Sodaro

Hardcover | October 6, 2010

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For those who study memory, there is a nagging concern that memory studies are inherently backward-looking, and that memory itself hinders efforts to move forward. Unhinging memory from the past, this book brings together an interdisciplinary group of prominent scholars who bring the future into the study of memory.
LOUIS BICKFORD Lecturer at The New School and New York University, USA FEDERICO FINCHELSTEIN Assistant Professor of History at The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College, USA LINDSEY A. FREEMAN PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at The New School for Social Research, USA WILLIAM HIRST Professor of Psychol...
Title:Memory and the Future: Transnational Politics, Ethics and SocietyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pagesPublished:October 6, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230247407

ISBN - 13:9780230247406


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Note on the Contributors Introduction: Memory and the Future: Why a Change of Focus is Necessary; Y.Gutman, A.Sodaro &  A.D.Brown PART 1: MEMORY THROUGH SPACE AND TIME The Internationalization of Memory - How Meanings and Models Travel the World Changing Temporalities and the Internationalization of Memory Cultures; D.Levy Misremembering the Holocaust; R.Poole Memory and History from Past to Future: A Dialogue with Dori Laub on Trauma and Testimony; A Conversation Between Dori Laub and Federico Finchelstein Remembering Yesterday to Protect Tomorrow: How the Current Paradigm of Memorialization Relies on Assumptions about the Relationship between Past and Future; L.Bickford Part 2: FORMS AND GENRES Narrative, Oral History and Visual Memory - How the Form Serves the Aim The Role of Conversations in Shaping Individual and Collective Memory, Attitudes and Behavior; J.Koppel  & W.Hirst Re-Presenting Victim and Perpetrator: The Role of Photographs in US Service Members' Testimony Against War; K.Spring How Shall We Remember Srebrenica? Will the Language of Law Structure our Memory?; S.Leydesdorff PART 3: TEMPORALITY AND THE POLITICAL Temporality and the Political I: Utopia Refugees from Utopia: Remembering, Forgetting, and the Making of the Feminist Memoir Project; A.Snitow Happy Memories under the Mushroom Cloud: Utopia and Memory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee; L.Freeman Temporality and the Political II: Revenge Authorizing Death: Memory Politics and States of Exception in Contemporary El Salvador; G.Santamaria-Balmaceda Enacting Past and Future at Yasukuni Shrine, Japan; D.P.Janes Afterword: J.Olick Index

Editorial Reviews

'This important collection...reminds the field that the future is as important as the past and the present.' Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts