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Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

The Labour of Memory

Memorial Culture and 7/7

Authors: Allen, M.

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This book presents a study of remembrance practices emerging after the 2005 London bombings. Matthew Allen explores a range of cases that not only illustrate the effects of the organisation of remembrance on its participants, but reveal how people engaged in memorial culture to address difficult and unbearable conditions in the wake of 7/7.

About the authors

Matthew Allen is Lecturer in Culture and Political Economy in the School of Management at the University of Leicester, UK. He is a member of the Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy. His work on memory and digital culture has appeared in Memory Studies; Emotion, Space and Society; and Media, Culture & Society.

Reviews

'An intriguing look into the relationship between memory and work, Allen offers a sensitive and compelling study of remembrance in response to the 2005 London bombings. Filled with original empirical data from interviews conducted with 'memory choreographers', he provides an illuminating account of the material and immaterial production of remembrance. The theoretical range of his analysis is remarkable.' - Adrian Parr, University of Cincinnati, USA

'By reading memorializing practices through the lens of political economy, The Labour of Memory opens up an entirely new terrain for memory studies. In this provocative new study, Allen considers the affective and 'immaterial' labour of memory in the aftermath of the London bombings, and in so doing lays the groundwork for a materialist conception of memory work. - Alison Landsberg, George Mason University, USA

'A study brimming with new ideas about cultural memory. In Matthew Allen's political economy-approach, the understanding of 7/7-remembrance as "work" opens up many fresh vistas: from the management of subjectivity to the role of finance and to cosmopolitan care.' - Astrid Erll, Professor of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany

'Matthew Allen skilfully argues that memory of an event like 7/7 does not simply flow spontaneously forward, but instead requires careful acts of shaping and directing remembrance and memorialisation. He also demonstrates how remembering, even when the cause is painful or traumatic, can revitalise and bring people together in new ways, making the practice of remembering a creative endeavour in its own right.' - Michael Pickering, Professor of Media and Cultural Analysis, Loughborough University, UK


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Labour of Memory
Book Subtitle
Memorial Culture and 7/7
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34164-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137341648
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34163-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46515-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 160
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