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Memory in a Global Age : Discourses, Practices and Trajectories - Aleida Assmann

Memory in a Global Age

Discourses, Practices and Trajectories

By: Aleida Assmann (Editor), Sebastian Conrad (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 21st July 2010
ISBN: 9780230272910
Number Of Pages: 252

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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.

'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

List of Figuresp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Notes on the Contributorsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Witnessing in a Global Arenap. 17
Addressing Painful Memories: Apologies as a New Practice in International Relationsp. 19
Australian Memory and the Apology to the Stolen Generations of Indigenous Peoplep. 32
Moral Claims and Universal Normsp. 59
The Past in the Present: Memories of State Violence in Contemporary Latin Americap. 61
Vietnam, the New Left and the Holocaust: How the Cold War Changed Discourse on Genocidep. 79
The Holocaust - a Global Memory? Extensions and Limits of a New Memory Communityp. 97
Global Memories and Transnational Identitiesp. 119
Globalization, Universalism, and the Erosion of Cultural Memoryp. 121
Victimhood Nationalism in Contested Memories: National Mourning and Global Accountabilityp. 138
Remembering Asia: History and Memory in Post-Cold War Japanp. 163
Global Icons and Cultural Symbolsp. 179
Globalizing Memory in a Divided City: Bruce Lee in Mostarp. 181
'Fragments of Reminiscence': Popular Music as a Carrier of Global Memoryp. 199
Neda - the Career of a Global Iconp. 225
Name Indexp. 243
Subject Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780230272910
ISBN-10: 0230272916
Series: Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 21st July 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1