Between Memory and Mythology: The Construction of Memory of Modern Wars

Between Memory and Mythology: The Construction of Memory of Modern Wars

by Natalia Starostina (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9781443861328
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/2014
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Natalia Starostina, PhD, is the Chair of the History Department Chair at Young Harris College. Natalia's publications include an edited collection of articles, Between Memory and Mythology: The Construction of Memory of Modern Wars (Academica Press, 2014), and more than fifteen articles in Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques, Proceedings of the Western Society for French History, Diasporas, and other editions in English, French, and Russian.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Preface: Pioneering Scholarship on the Uses of Mythology in the Remembrance of Modern Wars Patrick H. Hutton xi

Introduction Natalia Starostina xxvii

Part I National Identities, Mythology and Memory of Wars

Chapter 1 General de Gaulle and the Second World War: Constructing a French Narrative Olivier Courteaux 3

Chapter 2 Remembering and Forgetting War: The German Saar under French Occupation, 1945-1947 Bronson Long 23

Part II Empires and War

Chapter 3 Collective Memory and Empire: George Gissing and the Unconscious of War Lawton A. Brewer 37

Chapter 4 Going to War in Korea and Vietnam: The Decisions of Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson Lee March 53

Chapter 5 Contested Narratives in the United States over the Contra War (Nicaragua, 1980s) Roger Peace 63

Part III Gender and Memory Studies

Chapter 6 "To Dance and Flirt and be Admired": Deviant Widows in the Civil War South Angela Esco Elder 85

Chapter 7 Talking Through Taboo: The Othering of the Algerian "Problem" in Jean-Louis Bory's All of Woman Born Lindsay Kaplan 107

Part IV Artifacts in Remembering Wars

Chapter 8 Railway Narratives in Interwar France and the Invention of Myths about the Great War Natalia Starostina 117

Chapter 9 In the Shadow of Mountains: Civil War Archeology and Memory in Northwest Georgia Jonathan Harton 129

Contributors 153

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