Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship

Memories on the Move

Experiencing Mobility, Rethinking the Past

Editors: Palmberger, Monika, Tošić, Jelena (Eds.)

  • Demonstrates the crucial link between memory, mobility and politics
  • Analyzes a diverse range of media and forms of remembering
  • Provides an interdisciplinary take on this timely subject that will appeal across the social sciences and humanities
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‘Through a series of excellent essays this volume uses concrete ethnographic analyses of memory practices in different parts of the globe to offer theoretical reflections on how memory shapes and is shaped by mobility in time and space.’ - Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University, USA
Memories on the Move is a brilliant edited volume that fills an important gap in the field of memory studies as it weaves together issues of mobility and remembering. Drawing on fine-grained ethnographical cases, it offers a rich and complex portrait of mnemonic constructions in the context of forced migration, exile and transnationalism. It is clearly a must-read for anthropologists, sociologists, historians and political scientists as well as for all scholars interested in the contemporary dynamics of memory, identity and mobility.’ – David Berliner, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
‘This thought-provoking volume disentangles, ethnographically, the complexity of meaning-making practices of memory/forgetting in various contexts of (im)mobility.’ - Noel B. Salazar, University of Leuven, Belgium
Bringing together vivid ethnographic material, this book opens up a timely conversation between memory and mobility/migration studies. It goes beyond the idea of the nation state as the primary unit of analysis to explore how people on the move use different forms and media of remembering to make sense of their lives and act as political subjects. Investigating when and by what means people on the move remember and communicate memories in the context of various forms of (im)mobility, the authors examine photographs, films, the reinhabiting of pre-exilic homes, pseudo-historical performances, transgenerational mnemonic gatherings and transnational political activism. This edited collection will appeal to scholars of anthropology, sociology, political science, human geography, history and oral history. 


About the authors

Monika Palmberger is Visiting Professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium, and ResearchFellow at the University of Vienna, Austria.
Jelena Tošić is Research Fellow at the University of Vienna, Austria, and Lecturer at theUniversity of Bern, Switzerland.


Reviews

“Contesting common assumptions about the rootedness of memory in nation, space and place, Memories on the Move explores the mobility of memory in our age of political change, migration and refugeehood. Through a series of excellent essays focusing on the mobility of people, objects, sites and paradigms, this volume uses concrete ethnographic analyses of memory practices in different parts of the globe to offer theoretical reflections on how memory shapes and is shaped by mobility in time and space.” (Marianne Hirsch, Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality, Columbia University, USA)

Memories on the Move is a brilliant edited volume that fills an important gap in the field of memory studies as it weaves together issues of mobility and remembering. Drawing on fine-grained ethnographical cases, it offers a rich and complex portrait of mnemonic constructions in the context of forced migration, exile and transnationalism. It is clearly a must-read for anthropologists, sociologists, historians and political scientists as well as for all scholars interested in the contemporary dynamics of memory, identity and mobility.” (David Berliner, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

“This thought-provoking volume disentangles, ethnographically, the complexity of meaning-making practices of memory/forgetting in various contexts of (im)mobility. By doing so, it brings into scholarly dialogue, in a very productive and engaging way, two virtually disconnected fields of study.” (Noel B. Salazar, University of Leuven, Belgium)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Memories on the Move—Experiencing Mobility, Rethinking the Past

    Tošić, Jelena (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

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  • Shifting Sites: Memories of War and Exile across Time and Place

    Eastmond, Marita

    Pages 19-46

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  • Refugee Camp as Mediating Locality: Memory and Place in Protracted Exile

    Woroniecka-Krzyzanowska, Dorota

    Pages 47-73

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  • Ambivalent Sites of Memories: The Meaning of Family Homes for Transnational Families

    Üllen, Sanda

    Pages 75-98

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  • Memory in Motion: Photographs in Suitcases

    Rey, Natalia Alonso

    Pages 101-125

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57549-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 117,69 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57548-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Memories on the Move
Book Subtitle
Experiencing Mobility, Rethinking the Past
Editors
  • Monika Palmberger
  • Jelena Tošić
Series Title
Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57549-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57549-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57548-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 293
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 illustrations in colour
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