Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict

Memorials in the Aftermath of Armed Conflict

From History to Heritage

Editors: Sørensen, Marie Louise Stig, Viejo-Rose, Dacia, Filippucci, Paola (Eds.)

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  • Takes a completely original approach to studying memorials as complex and changeable cultural heritage sites
  • Includes new studies of iconic sites (e.g. Dresden), lesser-known ones (e.g. the Isted Lion), and also considers sites that are being silenced (e.g. the Dudik Memorial Complex), and through that it expands the bases for comparative analysis and debates considerably and in a thoughtful manner
  • Draws on in-depth case studies to provides both specific empirical evidence and analytic reflections that identify common trends and processes
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Through case studies from Europe and Russia, this volume analyses memorials as a means for the present to make claims on the past in the aftermath of armed conflict. The central contention is that memorials are not backward-looking, inert reminders of past events, but instead active triggers of personal and shared emotion, that are inescapably political, bound up with how societies reconstruct their present and future as they negotiate their way out of (and sometimes back into) conflict. A central aim of the book is to highlight and illustrate the cultural and ethical complexity of memorials, as focal points for a tension between the notion of memory as truth, and the practice of memory as negotiable. By adopting a relatively bounded temporal and spatial scope, the volume seeks to move beyond the established focus on national traditions, to reveal cultural commonalities and shared influences in the memorial forms and practices of individual regions and of particular conflicts.   

About the authors

Marie Louise Stig Sørensen is Professor of European Prehistory and Heritage Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK and Professor of Bronze Age studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands.
Dacia Viejo-Rose is Lecturer in Heritage and the Politics of the Past at the University of Cambridge, UK.
Paola Filippucci is Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Memorials and Memorialisation: History, Forms, and Affects

    Pages 1-32

    Sørensen, Marie Louise Stig (et al.)

  • Polarised Topography of Rival Memories: The Commemorations of the 11th March 2004 Train Bombings in Madrid

    Pages 33-60

    Truc, Gérôme (et al.)

  • From Salvation to Struggle: Commemoration, Affect, and Agency in Cyprus

    Pages 61-93

    Bryant, Rebecca (et al.)

  • Heritagization of the Gulag: A Case Study from the Solovetsky Islands

    Pages 95-125

    Comer, Margaret

  • Potočari Memorial Center and Commemorations of the Srebrenica Genocide

    Pages 127-158

    Sahovic, Dzenan

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Memorials in the Aftermath of Armed Conflict
Book Subtitle
From History to Heritage
Editors
  • Marie Louise Stig Sørensen
  • Dacia Viejo-Rose
  • Paola Filippucci
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18091-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18091-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18090-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-18093-5
Series ISSN
2634-6419
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 312
Number of Illustrations
59 b/w illustrations
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