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The politics of memory in postwar Europe

Author: Richard Ned Lebow; Wulf Kansteiner; Claudio Fogu
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2006.
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Considers intersection between history and memory in seven European countries with emphasis on social narratives that have emerged surrounding World War II and implications of that process for the development of democracy. This volume clarifies how those memories are formed and institutionalized." - publisher.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Politics of memory in postwar Europe.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Ned Lebow; Wulf Kansteiner; Claudio Fogu
ISBN: 9780822338024 0822338025 9780822338178 0822338173
OCLC Number: 65978504
Description: xi, 366 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The memory of politics in postwar Europe / Richard Ned Lebow --
From victim myth to co-responsibility thesis : Nazi rule, World War II, and the Holocaust in Austrian memory / Heidemarie Uhl --
The legacy of World War II in France : mapping the discourses of memory / Richard J. Golsan --
Losing the war, winning the memory battle : the legacy of Nazism, World War II, and the Holocaust in the Federal Republic of Germany / Wulf Kansteiner --
Italiani brava gente : the legacy of fascist historical culture on Italian politics of memory / Claudio Fogu --
New threads on an old loom : national memory and social identity in postwar and post-communist Poland / Annamaria Orla-Bukowska --
What is so special about Switzerland? Wartime memory as a national ideology in the Cold War era / Regula Ludi --
Past as present, myth, or history? Discourses of time and the great fatherland war / Thomas C. Wolfe --
The politics of memory and the poetics of history / Claudio Fogu and Wulf Kansteiner.
Responsibility: Richard Ned Lebow, Wulf Kansteiner, and Claudio Fogu, editors.
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Comparative case studies of how memories of World War II have been constructed and revised in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, and the USSR (Russia).  Read more...


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"A stimulating addition to the literature on the intersection between memory and history, this collection is an intelligent and robust engagement with issues that simply won't go away. One of its Read more...

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