Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning

The Great War in European Cultural History


Author: Jay Winter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110766165X

Category: History

Page: 320

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Jay Winter's powerful study of the 'collective remembrance' of the Great War offers a major reassessment of one of the critical episodes in the cultural history of the twentieth century. Dr Winter looks anew at the culture of commemoration and the ways in which communities endeavoured to find collective solace after 1918. Taking issue with the prevailing 'modernist' interpretation of the European reaction to the appalling events of 1914-18, Dr Winter instead argues that what characterised that reaction was, rather, the attempt to interpret the Great War within traditional frames of reference. Tensions arose inevitably. Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning is a profound and moving book of seminal importance for the attempt to understand the course of European history during the first half of the twentieth century.

Sites of Memory

Perspectives on Architecture and Race


Author: Craig E. Barton

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568982335

Category: Architecture

Page: 193

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"These essays explore the historic and contemporary effects of race upon the development of the built environment, and examine the myths and realities of America's racial landscapes. Its multi-disciplinary approach identifies and interprets the black cultural landscape, examining its visual, spatial, and ideological dimensions.".

Sites of memory

Julius Nyerere and the liberation struggle of southern Africa


Author: Haroub Othman

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 93

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Contested and Shared Places of Memory

History and politics in North Eastern Europe


Author: Jorg Hackmann,Marko Lehti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317989643

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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The Baltic–Russian debates on the past have become a hot spot of European memory politics. Violent protests and international tensions accompanying the removal of the "Bronze Soldier" monument, which commemorated the Soviet liberation of Tallinn in 1944, from the city centre in April 2007 have demonstrated the political impact that contested sites of memory may still reveal. In this publication, collective memories that are related to major traits of the 20th century in North Eastern Europe – the Holocaust, Nazi and Soviet occupation and (re-)emerging nationalisms – are examined through a prism of different approaches. They comprise reflections on national templates of collective memory, the political use of history, cultural and political aspects of war memorials, and recent discourses on the Holocaust. Furthermore, places of memory in architecture and urbanism are addressed and lead to the question of which prospects common, trans-national forms of memory may unfold. After decades of frozen forms of commemoration under Soviet hegemony, the Baltic case offers an interesting insight into collective memory and history politics and their linkage to current political and inter-ethnic relationships. The past seems to be remembered differently in the European peripheries than it is in its centre. Europe is diverse and so are its memories. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Baltic Studies.

Managing and Interpreting D-Day's Sites of Memory

Guardians of remembrance


Author: Geoffrey Bird,Sean Claxton,Keir Reeves

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317515714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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More than seventy years following the D-Day Landings of 6 June 1944, Normandy's war heritage continues to intrigue visitors and researchers. Receiving well over two million visitors a year, the Normandy landscape of war is among the most visited cultural sites in France. This book explores the significant role that heritage and tourism play in the present day with regard to educating the public as well as commemorating those who fought. The book examines the perspectives, experiences and insights of those who work in the field of war heritage in the region of Normandy where the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy occurred. In this volume practitioner authors represent a range of interrelated roles and responsibilities. These perspectives include national and regional governments and coordinating agencies involved in policy, planning and implementation; war cemetery commissions; managers who oversee particular museums and sites; and individual battlefield tour guides whose vocation is to research and interpret sites of memory. Often interviewed as key informants for scholarly articles, the day-to-day observations, experiences and management decisions of these guardians of remembrance provide valuable insight into a range of issues and approaches that inform the meaning of tourism, remembrance and war heritage as well as implications for the management of war sites elsewhere. Complementing the Normandy practitioner offerings, more scholarly investigations provide an opportunity to compare and debate what is happening in the management and interpretation at other World War II related sites of war memory, such as at Pearl Harbor, Okinawa and Portsmouth, UK. This innovative volume will be of interest to those interested in remembrance tourism, war heritage, dark tourism, battlefield tourism, commemoration, D-Day and World War II.

Curriculum and the Holocaust

Competing Sites of Memory and Representation


Author: Marla Morris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135649480

Category: Education

Page: 288

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In this book, Morris explores the intersection of curriculum studies, Holocaust studies, and psychoanalysis, using the Holocaust to raise issues of memory and representation. Arguing that memory is the larger category under which history is subsumed, she examines the ways in which the Holocaust is represented in texts written by historians and by novelists. For both, psychological transference, repression, denial, projection, and reversal contribute heavily to shaping personal memories, and may therefore determine the ways in which they construct the past. The way the Holocaust is represented in curricula is the way it is remembered. Interrogations of this memory are crucial to our understandings of who we are in today's world. The subject of this text--how this memory is represented and how the process of remembering it is taught--is thus central to education today.

Sites of Southern Memory

The Autobiographies of Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, Lillian Smith, and Pauli Murray


Author: Darlene O'Dell

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 081392071X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 189

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In southern graveyards through the first decades of the twentieth century, the Confederate South was commemorated by tombstones and memorials, in Confederate flags, and in Memorial Day speeches and burial rituals. Cemeteries spoke the language of southern memory, and identity was displayed in ritualistic form -- inscribed on tombs, in texts, and in bodily memories and messages. Katharine DuPre Lumpkin, Lillian Smith, and Pauli Murray wove sites of regional memory, particularly Confederate burial sites, into their autobiographies as a way of emphasizing how segregation divided more than just southern landscapes and people. Darlene O'Dell here considers the southern graveyard as one of three sites of memory -- the other two being the southern body and southern memoir -- upon which the region's catastrophic race relations are inscribed. O'Dell shows how Lumpkin, Smith, and Murray, all witnesses to commemorations of the Confederacy and efforts to maintain the social order of the New South, contended through their autobiographies against Lost Cause versions of southern identity. Sites of Southern Memory elucidates the ways in which these three writers joined in the dialogue on regional memory by placing the dead southern body as a site of memory within their texts. In this unique study of three women whose literary and personal lives were vitally concerned with southern race relations and the struggle for social justice, O'Dell provides a telling portrait of the troubled intellectual, literary, cultural, and social history of the American South.

Sites of Memory in American Literatures and Cultures


Author: Udo J. Hebel

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

View: 1452

"This volume recollects the International American Studies Conference "Sites of memory in American literatures and cultures," which was held in Regensburg, Germany, May 11-14, 2000"--P. [vii].

Sites of Memory in Spain and Latin America

Trauma, Politics, and Resistance


Author: Marina Llorente,Marcella Salvi,Aída Díaz de León

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498507794

Category: History

Page: 206

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Informed by the interdisciplinary methodology of cultural studies, Sites of Memory in Spain and Latin America is a significant addition to the growing corpus of studies in historical memory, particularly those reflecting issues concerning processes of historical memory in Hispanic societies. This collection is one of the few that covers a heterogeneous body of cultural products and social movements emerging in contemporary Spain and in the Latin American context spanning the pre-Columbian and colonial eras to the present.

From Sites of Memory to Cybersights

(re)framing Japanese American Experiences


Author: Ingrid Gessner

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter


Category: History

Page: 395

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This interdisciplinary study explores the legacies of Japanese American World War II internment experiences and the factors influencing the construction and mediation of cultural memory and national/ethnic identity in the United States. It discusses issues of contested memory and shows how once repressed historic events are selectively commemorated or even erased. By focusing on representations of Japanese American internment experiences recovered, reframed or created since the 1980s, the study acknowledges that these experiences continue to be reevaluated in a climate of ethnic politicization. Covering sites of memory ranging from historic places of Japanese American internment to memorials built both at centers of Japanese American cultural life as well as at centers of national cultural identity, the study also critically approaches sites - or rather sights - in cyberspace that may be visited only virtually, thus taking the scholarship of American memory studies into the digital realm.

Places of Memory

The Case of the House of the Wannsee Conference


Author: K. Digan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137456426

Category: History

Page: 77

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Places of Memory examines the post-war history of the site where the 1942 Wannsee Conference was held. The author analyses the different uses of the house to investigate how a site turns into a site of memory.

Realms of Memory: Conflicts and divisions


Author: Pierre Nora,Lawrence D. Kritzman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231084048

Category: France

Page: 651

View: 1488

This monumental work examines how and why events and figures become a part of a people's collective memory, how rewriting history can forge new paradigms of cultural identity, and how the meaning attached to an event can become as significant as the event itself. --from publisher description.

The Algerian War in French/Algerian Writing

Literary Sites of Memory


Author: John Doe,Jonathan Lewis

Publisher: English Language

ISBN: 9781786833044

Category: Algeria

Page: 256

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This book analyses representations of the Algerian War of Independence (1954-62) in the literary output of French authors of Algerian origin, problematising the extent to which these literary 'sites of memory' provide appropriate spaces of consensus for hitherto competing memories of the war.

Acts of Memory

Cultural Recall in the Present


Author: Mieke Bal,Jonathan V. Crewe,Leo Spitzer

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874518894

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 6917

A theoretically grounded interdisciplinary study of "cultural memory" in sites ranging from Chile, Bolivia, and South Africa to Germany and the US.

The Texture of Memory

Holocaust Memorials and Meaning


Author: James Edward Young

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300059915

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 9242

Examines Holcaust monuments and museums in Europe, Israel, and America, exploring how every nation remembers the Holocaust according to its own tradtions, ideals, and experiences, and how these memorials reflect their place...

Sites of Imperial Memory

Commemorating Colonial Rule in the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries


Author: Geppert Dominik,Müller Frank Lorenz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526111888

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8108

Europe's great colonial empires have long been a thing of the past, but the memories they generated are still all around us. They have left deep imprints on the different memory communities that were affected by the processes of establishing, running and dismantling these systems of imperial rule, and they are still vibrant and evocative today. This volume brings together a collection of innovative and fresh studies exploring different sites of imperial memory - those conceptual and real places where the memories of former colonial rulers and of former colonial subjects have crystallized into a lasting form. The volume explores how memory was built up, re-shaped and preserved across different empires, continents and centuries. It shows how it found concrete expression in stone and bronze, how it adhered to the stories that were told and retold about great individuals and how it was suppressed, denied and neglected. Using the seminal concept of the lieu de mémoire established by the French historian Pierre Nora, this volume introduces the reader to some of the most striking boulders that lie strewn across the vast landscape of imperial and post-imperial memory. With case studies taken from the British, French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Habsburg and Russian empires and examples of memory sites ranging from monuments and photographs to missionaries, conquerors, war criminals and botanists, Sites of Imperial Memory provides a fascinating, varied and truly global introduction to a topic of lasting historical and political importance. The book will be of great interest to anyone studying the legacies of empire and the importance of memory as a historical force.

Structures of Memory

Understanding Urban Change in Berlin and Beyond


Author: Jennifer A. Jordan

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804752770

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

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Structures of Memory turns to the landscape of contemporary Berlin, particularly places marked by the presence of the Nazi regime, in order to understand how some places of great cruelty or great heroism are forgotten by all but eyewitnesses, while others become the site of public ceremonies, museums, or commemorative monuments.

Sites of Performance

Of Time and Memory


Author: Clark Lunberry

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783082909

Category: Drama

Page: 206

View: 9145

A primary focus of ‘Sites of Performance: Of Time and Memory’ is the impact of time and memory as they intersect and constitute the varied spaces of theatre. These spaces include more traditional sites of theatre, such as those involving stages and curtains, actors and audiences, as well as those other theatres or spaces of performance that range from performance and installation art, to the performance of a string quartet, and from the writing of performance, to the performance of writing.