Memory and the Future: Transnational Politics, Ethics and Society

Memory and the Future: Transnational Politics, Ethics and Society

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349319893
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/06/2010
Series: Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Edition description: 1st ed. 2010
Pages: 217
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

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 Psychology at The New School for Social Research, USA
DAVID JANES University in Exile Fellow and PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at The New School for Social Research, USA
JONATHAN KOPPEL PhD Candidate in Cognitive Psychology at The New School for Social Research, USA
DORI LAUB Clinical Professor of Psychology at Yale University School of Medicine, USA
DANIEL LEVY Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Stony Brook University, New York, USA
SELMA LEYDESDORFF Professor of Oral History and Culture at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ROSS POOLE Lecturer in the Departments of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research, USA
GEMA SANTAMARIA-BALMACEDA PhD Candidate in Sociology at The New School for Social Research, USA
ANN SNITOW Director of the Gender Studies Program at The New School, USA
KIMBERLY SPRING PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at The New School for Social Research, USA

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

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