Genocide, Collective Violence, and Popular Memory: The Politics of Remembrance in the Twentieth Century

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 - 258 sidor
The twentieth century has been scarred by political violence and genocide, reaching its extreme in the Holocaust. Yet, at the same time, the century has been marked by a growing commitment to human rights. This volume highlights the importance of history-of socially processed memory-in resolving the wounds left by massive state-sponsored political violence and in preventing future episodes of violence. In Genocide, Collective Violence, and Popular Memory: The Politics of Remembrance in the Twentieth Century, the editors present and discuss the many different social responses to the challenge of coming to terms with past reigns of terror and collective violence. Designed for undergraduate courses in political violence and revolution, this volume treats a wide variety of incidents of collective violence-from decades-long genocide to short-lived massacres. The selection of essays provides a broad range of thought-provoking case studies from Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. This provocative collection of readings from around the world will spur debate and discussion of this timely and important topic in the classroom and beyond.
 

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Irruptions of Memory Expressive Politics in Chiles Transition to Democracy
3
Layers of Memories Twenty Years After in Argentina
31
The Unmaking of Rigoberta Menchu
53
Ethnicity and the Politics of History in Rwanda
67
The Burdens of Truth An Evaluation of the Psychological Support Services and Initiatives Undertaken by the South African Truth and Reconciliatio...
85
The Cambodian Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes National Narrative
103
Buajingan Indonesian Art Literature and State Violence around the Downfall of President Soeharto
123
Mnemosyne Abroad Reflections on the Chinese and Jewish Commitment to Remembrance
139
Acting Out Democracy Political Theater in Modern China
167
War Stories The Search for a Usable Past in the Federal Republic of Germany
191
Photography National Identity and the Cataract of Times Wartime Images and the Case of Japan
229
Suggested Reading
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Om författaren (2002)

David E. Lorey is program officer for the U.S.-Latin American Relations Program at the Hewlett Foundation. William H. Beezley is one of the pioneers of the cultural history of Mexico and has authored and co-authored several books.

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