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Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Cultural Memories of Nonviolent Struggles

Powerful Times

Editors: Reading, A., Katriel, T. (Eds.)

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About this book

If societies have only memories of war, of cruelty, of violence, then why are we called humankind? This book marks a new trajectory in Memory Studies by examining cultural memories of nonviolent struggles from ten countries. The book reminds us of the enduring cultural scripts for human agency, solidarity, resilience and human kindness.

About the authors

Bernhard Forchtner, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany Dr Colin Harvey, Kings College, University of London, UK Christoffer Kølvraa, Aarhus University, Denmark Red Chidgey, King's College, London, UK David Torell, King's College London, UK Dr Hart Cohen, University of Western Sydney, Australia Irit Dekel, Humboldt University of Berlin and Bard College Berlin, Germany Michelle Caswell, University of California, Los Angeles, USA Ornit Shani, University of Haifa, Israel Susan C. Pearce, East Carolina University, USA Yifat Gutman, Hebrew University, Israel

Reviews

“The most valuable contribution of this book is to remind us of the political significance of remembering and archiving. … There are other resources available that give more depth and breadth about past movements, but for activists concerned with strategic campaign planning and movement-building this book makes the case for understanding the importance of cultural memory. This is especially important if we are to learn from nonviolent successes and make relevant archival material available and visible in society.” (Rachel Julian, Peace News, Vol. 2590-2591, February-March, 2016)



"This book makes a significant contribution to memory studies. It offsets the excessive attention paid to trauma and the displacement of memory by looking at how nonviolent struggle and its transmission in cultural memory emphasises questions of human agency, resilience and collective action. These are vital questions and the book addresses them splendidly." - Michael Pickering, Loughborough University, UK

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Reading, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

  • Gandhi’s Salt March: Paradoxes and Tensions in the Memory of Nonviolent Struggle in India

    Shani, Ornit

    Pages 32-51

  • ‘A Modest Reminder’: Performing Suffragette Memory in a British Feminist Webzine

    Chidgey, Red

    Pages 52-70

  • Krieg dem Kriege: The Anti-War Museum in Berlin as a Multilayered Site of Memory

    Dekel, Irit (et al.)

    Pages 71-90

  • Film as Cultural Memory: The Struggle for Repatriation and Restitution of Cultural Property in Central Australia

    Cohen, Hart

    Pages 91-110

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural Memories of Nonviolent Struggles
Book Subtitle
Powerful Times
Editors
  • A. Reading
  • T. Katriel
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03272-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137032720
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-03271-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44122-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 259
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