Memory In A Global Age: Discourses, Practices and Trajectories

Hardcover | July 21, 2010

EditorA. Assmann

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The authors provide a significant contribution to memory studies and part of an emergent strand of work on global memory. This book offers important insights on topics relating to memory, globalization, international politics, international relations, Holocaust studies and media and communication studies.

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The authors provide a significant contribution to memory studies and part of an emergent strand of work on global memory. This book offers important insights on topics relating to memory, globalization, international politics, international relations, Holocaust studies and media and communication studies.

ALEIDA ASSMANN is Professor of English Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Konstanz, Germany. She has been Guest Professor at Rice, Princeton, Yale, Chicago and Vienna. Her publications up until now have mostly been in German, and include some of the most important work in Memory Studies of the last decade.   SEBASTIAN...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:252 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:July 21, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230272916

ISBN - 13:9780230272910

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Table of Contents

Preface
Note on the Contributors
Introduction
PART I: WITNESSING IN A GLOBAL ARENA
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
PART II: MORAL CLAIMS AND UNIVERSAL NORMS
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
PART III: GLOBAL MEMORIES AND TRANS-NATIONAL IDENTITIES
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
PART IV: GLOBAL ICONS AND CULTURAL SYMBOLS
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

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"A serious, scholarly and essential intervention into memory studies. Using the lens of globalization, the book clearly shows how memory should be understood dynamically beyond states and nations. A lively and rich range of original work by leading scholars in the field." -- Dr Anna Reading, London South Bank University, UK