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War and remembrance in the twentieth century

Author: J M Winter; Emmanuel Sivan
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare, 5.
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"No scholarly consensus exists about how the terms 'memory' and 'collective memory' may most fruitfully inform historical study. Hence there is still much room for reflection and clarification in this branch of cultural history. How war has been remembered collectively is the central question in this volume. War in the twentieth century is a vivid and traumatic phenomenon which has left behind it survivors who  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J M Winter; Emmanuel Sivan
ISBN: 0521640350 9780521640350
OCLC Number: 39130691
Description: vii, 260 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Setting the framework / Jay Winter, Emmanuel Sivan. --
Forms of kinship and remembrance in the aftermath of the Great War / Jay Winter. --
War, death, and remembrance in Soviet Russia / Catherine Merridale. --
Agents of memory: Spanish Civil War veterans and disabled soldiers / Paloma Aguilar. --
Children as war victims in postwar European cinema / Pierre Sorlin. --
From survivor to witness: voices from the Shoah / Annette Wieviorka. --
Landscapes of loss and remembrance: the case of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles / Dolores Hayden. --
The Algerian War in French collective memory / Antoine Prost. --
Private pain and public remembrance in Israel / Emmanuel Sivan. --
Personal narratives and commemoration / Samuel Hynes. --
Against consolation: Walter Benjamin and the refusal to mourn / Martin Jay.
Series Title: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare, 5.
Responsibility: edited by Jay Winter and Emmanuel Sivan.
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"No scholarly consensus exists about how the terms 'memory' and 'collective memory' may most fruitfully inform historical study. Hence there is still much room for reflection and clarification in this branch of cultural history. How war has been remembered collectively is the central question in this volume. War in the twentieth century is a vivid and traumatic phenomenon which has left behind it survivors who engage time and time again in acts of remembrance. Thus this volume, which contains essays by outstanding scholars of twentieth-century history, focuses on the issues raised by the shadow of war in this century. Drawing on material from countries in Europe, and from Israel and the United States, the contributors have adopted a 'social agency' approach which highlights the behaviour, not of whole societies or of ruling groups alone, but of the individuals who do the work of remembrance, who feel they have a duty to remember, and who want to preserve a piece of the past."--Jacket.

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