Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Memory and theory in Eastern Europe / edited by Uilleam Blacker, Alexander Etkind, and Julie Fedor
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
Online access available from:
Springer eBooks    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (ix, 279 pages)
Series Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history
Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Contents Introduction / Uilleam Blacker and Alexander Etkind -- PART I: DIVIDED MEMORY -- 1. Europe's Divided Memory / Aleida Assmann -- 2. Human Rights and European Remembrance / Jay Winter -- 3. European Memory: Between Jewish and Cosmopolitan / Natan Sznaider -- PART II: POST-COLONIAL, POST-SOCIALIST -- 4. Between Paris and Warsaw: Multidirectional Memory, Ethics and Historical Responsibility / Michael Rothberg -- 5. Theory as Memory Practice: The Divided Discourse on Poland's Postcoloniality / Dirk Uffelmann -- 6. Occupation vs Colonization: Post-Soviet Latvia and the Provincialization of Europe / Kevin M.F. Platt -- PART III: MOURNING MATTERS -- 7. Murder in the Cemetery: Memorial Clashes over the Victims of the Soviet-Polish Wars / Andrzej Nowak -- 8. Living among the Ghosts of Others: Urban Postmemory in Eastern Europe / Uilleam Blacker -- 9. Towards Cosmopolitan Mourning: Belarusian Literature between History and Politics / Simon Lewis -- PART IV: MEMORY WARS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY -- 10. Why Digital Memory Studies Should Not Overlook Eastern Europe's Memory Wars / Ellen Rutten -- 11. Memory Wars in Post-Soviet Ukraine (1991-2010) / Andriy Portnov -- 12. The Struggle for History: The Past as a Limited Resource / Ilya Kalinin
Summary "In the last decades of the twentieth century, a 'memory boom' took place in Western Europe and North America. It is the aim of this volume to investigate how academic practices of Memory Studies are being applied, adapted, and transformed in the countries of East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Importing the 'memory boom' into a new cultural context without interrogating the paradigm itself is of course impossible, and this has been the starting point for the current volume. While for scholars of Eastern Europe the volume will be interesting for the specifics discussed in each chapter, for scholars in Memory Studies it affords a new, startlingly different perspective on a paradigm that has become canonical and crystallized."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Collective memory -- Europe, Eastern.
Historiography -- Europe, Eastern.
Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century -- Historiography.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Blacker, Uilleam, 1980- author, editor
Ä–tkind, Aleksandr, 1955- editor
Fedor, Julie, editor
ISBN 1137322063 (electronic bk.)
9781137322067 (electronic bk.)