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In this compelling study, Maria Theresia Starzmann and John Roby bring together an international cast of experts who move beyond the traditional framework of the "constructed past" to look at not only how the past is remembered but also who remembers it. They convincingly argue that memory is a complex process, shaped by remembering and forgetting, inscription and erasure, presence and absence. Collective memory influences which stories are told over others, ultimately shaping narratives about identity, family, and culture.

This interdisciplinary volume--melding anthropology, archaeology, sociology, history, philosophy, literature, and archival studies--explores such diverse arenas as archaeological objects, human remains, colonial landscapes, public protests, national memorials, art installations, testimonies, and even digital space as places of memory. Examining important sites of memory, including the Victory Memorial to Soviet Army, Blair Mountain, Spanish penitentiaries, African shrines, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, the contributors highlight the myriad ways communities reinforce or reinterpret their pasts.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Figures
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Maps
  2. p. xi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xiii-xv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xvii
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  1. Engaging Memory: An Introduction
  2. Maria Theresia Starzmann
  3. pp. 1-22
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  1. Part I. Sites of Contestation: Memory Work in the Nation-State
  2. pp. 23-24
  1. 1. Bureaucratizing the Glorious Past: Moscow’s Victory Memorial Project during Late Socialism
  2. Jonathan Brunstedt
  3. pp. 25-41
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  1. 2. Sites of Memory of the 1980 Military Coup in Turkey
  2. Derya Firat
  3. pp. 42-63
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  1. 3. Remembering Right, Remembering White: Public Art, Colonial Memory, and Gentrification in Toronto’s Parkdale Neighborhood
  2. Griffin Epstein
  3. pp. 64-85
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  1. 4. Power Line: Memory and the March on Blair Mountain
  2. Richelle C. Brown
  3. pp. 86-108
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  1. Part II. Unremembered Heritage: Memories and Silences
  2. pp. 109-110
  1. 5. Marginalized Narratives: Memory Work at African Shrines in Kochi, India
  2. Neelima Jeychandran
  3. pp. 111-130
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  1. 6. Land of Amnesia: Power, Predation, and Heritage in Central Africa
  2. Alfredo González-Ruibal
  3. pp. 131-152
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  1. 7. Imprisonment Is a Permanent Scar: Women’s Penitentiaries in Francoist Spain
  2. M. Cinta Ramblado-Minero
  3. pp. 153-171
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  1. 8. Pioneer Mothers for the New Millennium
  2. Cynthia Culver Prescott
  3. pp. 172-196
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  1. Part III. Storied Landscapes: Memory as Embodied Practice
  2. pp. 197-198
  1. 9. Material Memories: (Re)Collecting Clandestine Crossings of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
  2. Sam Grabowska and John Doering-White
  3. pp. 199-217
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  1. 10. Hate Sits in Places: Folk Knowledge and the Power of Place in Rosewood, Florida
  2. Edward González-Tennant
  3. pp. 218-241
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  1. 11. Persistent Practice and Racial Politics: Maple Sugaring on the Dennis Farm
  2. John R. Roby
  3. pp. 242-264
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  1. 12. The Memory Market: Black Women’s Stories and the Legacy of the South African TRC
  2. Nontsasa Nako
  3. pp. 265-290
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  1. Part IV. Violence and Conflict: Excavating Painful Memories
  2. pp. 291-292
  1. 13. Representations of Forced Labor in the Irish Magdalen Laundries: Contemporary Visual Art as Site of Memory
  2. Audrey Rousseau
  3. pp. 293-315
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  1. 14. Memory, Identity, and a Painful Past: Contesting the Former Dachau Concentration Camp
  2. Aline Sierp
  3. pp. 316-335
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  1. 15. Excavating a Hidden Past: The Forensic Turn in Spain’s Collective Memory
  2. Lore Colaert
  3. pp. 336-356
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  1. 16. The Armenian Genocide: Forensic Intervention, Narrative, and the Historical Record
  2. Roxana Ferllini
  3. pp. 357-375
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  1. 17. The Future of the Painful Past: Archival Labor and Materiality in the South Asian American Digital Archive
  2. Michelle Caswell
  3. pp. 376-394
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 395-398
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 399-404
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  1. About the Series, Other Works in the Series
  2. pp. 405-406
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813055688
Related ISBN
9780813061603
MARC Record
OCLC
932626421
Pages
528
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-27
Language
English
Open Access
No
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