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Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

The Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory Cultures

Usable Pasts and Futures

Editors: Kraenzle, Christina, Mayr, Maria (Eds.)

  • Critically examines the ways in which various individuals, organizations, and institutions are mobilizing future-oriented memories of ‘Europe’  with a view to forging notions of non-, supra-, or post-national citizenship and/or innovative forms of transnational solidarity 
  • Distinguishes itself from existing scholarship by considering less-examined narratives of transnational cultural memory such as religion and feminism 
  • Interested in how memory discourses circulate not only on intra-European, but also extra-European levels and how memories of ‘Europe’ are being transferred, translated, and/or transformed through global interactions with locations such as North America, Australia or China 
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About this book

This book investigates the transnational dimensions of European cultural memory and how it contributes to the construction of new non-, supra, and post-national, but also national, memory narratives. The volume considers how these narratives circulate not only within Europe, but also through global interactions with other locations. 
The Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory Cultures responds to recent academic calls to break with methodological nationalism in memory studies. Taking European memory as a case study, the book offers new empirical and theoretical insights into the transnational dimensions of cultural memory, without losing sight of the continued relevance of the nation. The articles critically examine the ways in which various individuals, organizations, institutions, and works of art are mobilizing future-oriented memories of Europe to construct new memory narratives. Taking into account the heterogeneity and transnational locations of commemorative groups, the multidirectionality of acts of remembrance, and a variety of commemorative media such as museums, film, photography, and literature, the volume not only investigates how memory discourses circulate within Europe, but also how they are being transferred, translated, or transformed through global interactions beyond the European continent. 

About the authors

Christina Kraenzle is Associate Professor of German Studies at York University, Canada. Her research focuses on modern German-language cultural studies, with an emphasis on issues of transnational cultural production, mobility, globalization and memory. 
Maria Mayr is Assistant Professor of German Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Her research analyzes contemporary German-language cultural productions, with a focus on migration, memory, transnationalism, and identity discourses. 

Reviews

“Christina Kraenzle and Maria Mayr’s edited volume, The Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory Cultures, is a needed contribution to the growing literature on Europeanization of memories, focusing especially on the “imaginative arts.” This book is at the cutting edge of theoretical and empirical research in memory studies, taking concepts like “multi-directional” and “travelling” memory seriously and problematizing notions of globalization, cosmopolitanization, and transnationalism. The contributions represent a wide range of disciplinary sensibilities, regions within Europe (Catalonia, Germany, Romania, Belgium, Austria, and Switzerland), and beyond (Canada, China), and texts (museums, memorials, film, novels).” (Eric Langenbacher, Georgetown University, USA)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Usable Pasts and Futures of Transnational European Memories

    Kraenzle, Christina (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

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  • Between the National and the Transnational: European Memories of World War II in the Twenty-First-Century Museum in Germany and Poland

    Jaeger, Stephan

    Pages 23-47

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  • Contemporary Memory Politics in Catalonia: Europeanizing and Mobilizing the History of the Spanish Civil War

    Messenger, David A.

    Pages 49-62

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  • Memory Competition or Memory Collaboration? Politics, Networks, and Social Actors in Memories of Dictatorship

    Jones, Sara

    Pages 63-86

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  • Towards a Transnational Ethics for Europe: Memory and Vulnerability as Gateways to Europe’s Future in Koen Peeters’s Grote Europese roman

    Lensen, Jan

    Pages 87-101

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Hardcover 88,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory Cultures
Book Subtitle
Usable Pasts and Futures
Editors
  • Christina Kraenzle
  • Maria Mayr
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39152-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39152-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39151-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 248
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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