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Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict

The Social Life of Memory

Violence, Trauma, and Testimony in Lebanon and Morocco

Editors: Nikro, Norman Saadi, Hegasy, Sonja (Eds.)

  • Stakes a critical claim for attending to the tension between the lieu and milieu of memory, a tension implicating site-specific social practices
  • ​Brings together research from scholars across the humanities and social sciences within a cohesive framework
  • Addresses themes of violence, trauma, and testimony to illustrate how they accrue conceptual relevance, and consequently a careful consideration of how concepts and theories "travel" and come to be exposed in different contexts and subsequently modified
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This edited volume addresses memory practices among youth, families, cultural workers, activists, and engaged citizens in Lebanon and Morocco. In making a claim for ‘the social life of memory,’ the introduction discusses a particular research field of memory studies, elaborating an approach to memory in terms of social production and engagement. The Arab Spring is evoked to draw attention to new rifts within and between history and remembrance in the regions of North Africa and the Middle East. As authoritarian forms of governance are challenged, official panoramic narratives are confronted with a multiplicity of memories of violent pasts. The eight chapters trace personal and public inventories of violence, trauma, and testimony, addressing memory in cinema, in newspapers and periodicals, as an experience of public environments, through transnational and diasporic mediums, and amongst younger generations.

About the authors

Norman Saadi Nikro has an Australian-Lebanese background, and holds a PhD (1998) from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and a Habilitation degree (2013) from the University of Potsdam, Germany. His book The Fragmenting Force of Memory: Self, Literary Style, and Civil War in Lebanon came out in 2012.

Sonja Hegasy is the Vice Director of the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in Berlin. She studied Arabic and Islamic studies at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and at Columbia University in New York, USA. In 1996 she received her PhD from the Free University of Berlin, Germany with a thesis on State and Civil Society in Morocco (in German).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Memory Between Lieu and Milieu

    Nikro, Norman Saadi (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

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  • A Life of Waiting: Political Violence, Personal Memories, and Enforced Disappearances in Morocco

    Menin, Laura

    Pages 25-54

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  • The Civil War’s Ghosts: Events of Memory Seen Through Lebanese Cinema

    Ayoub, Joey

    Pages 55-82

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  • Transforming Memories: Media and Historiography in the Aftermath of the Moroccan Equity and Reconciliation Commission

    Hegasy, Sonja

    Pages 83-112

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  • Testimony and Journalism: Moroccan Prison Narratives

    El Guabli, Brahim

    Pages 113-144

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Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66622-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 117,69 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66621-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Social Life of Memory
Book Subtitle
Violence, Trauma, and Testimony in Lebanon and Morocco
Editors
  • Norman Saadi Nikro
  • Sonja Hegasy
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66622-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66622-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66621-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 246
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 illustrations in colour
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