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Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Mass Violence and Memory in the Digital Age

Memorialization Unmoored

Editors: Zucker, Eve, Simon, David (Eds.)

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  • Explores the unmooring of memorialization from the harbors of the state in the digocene era
  • Examines how non-state actors contest official ways of remembering past atrocities
  • Argues that the range and reach of memorial expression has radically shifted with the digital turn
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About this book

This volume explores the shifting tides of how political violence is memorialized in today's decentralized, digital era. The book enhances our understanding of how the digital turn is changing the ways that we remember, interpret, and memorialize the past. It also raises practical and ethical questions of how we should utilize these tools and study their impacts. Cases covered include memorialization efforts related to the genocides in Rwanda, Cambodia, Europe (the Holocaust), and Armenia; to non-genocidal violence in Haiti, and the Portuguese Colonial War on the African Continent; and of the September 11 attacks on the United States.

About the authors

Eve Monique Zucker is Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, USA, and a research affiliate at Yale University, USA. She is the author of Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia (2013).

David J. Simon is Director of the Genocide Studies Program and Senior Lecturer of Political Science at Yale University, USA.

Reviews

“This book shows the way in which small groups of people doing the work of remembrance within civil society resist and transcend the appropriation of the past by state actors.  Using physical and digital sites of memory, these memory activists have preserved and disseminated the history and experience of suffering ignored, hijacked or distorted by those in power.  Risks remain, but remembrance unmoored is remembrance affirmed and protected from atrophy and erasure.” (Jay Winter, Charles J. Stille Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University, USA)
“A tremendously important contribution to the growing attention to the ways past atrocities are memorialized through various media. The focus on non-state actors and the productive resistance to state-controlled memory helps readers understand how memorialization truly works, rather than rehearing or rationalizing state agendas regarding how memorialization should work. The balance between novel insights into various human rights violations, including a number of genocides, and the rich theoretical aspects of the case analyses taken as a whole is as rare in the literature as it is valuable even for the most knowledgeable scholar. The studies of the ways in which new technologies are impacting atrocity memory pushes readers far beyond the comfortable and reductive ideas about social media that not only pervade the media but also strongly impact academic thinking on the topic.” (Henry C. Theriault, President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars and Co-Editor of Genocide Studies International)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Mass Violence and Memory in the Digital Age—Memorialization Unmoored

    Pages 1-18

    Simon, David J. (et al.)

  • Memorialization in Rwanda: The Legal, Social, and Digital Constructions of the Memorial Narrative

    Pages 19-44

    Wolfe, Stephanie

  • Breaking the Silence: Memorialization and Cultural Repair in the Aftermath of the Armenian Genocide

    Pages 45-70

    Marsoobian, Armen T.

  • Let Them Speak: An Effort to Reconnect Communities of Survivors in a Digital Archive

    Pages 71-94

    Naron, Stephen (et al.)

  • (Re)Producing the Past Online: Oral History and Social Media–Based Discourse on Cambodian Performing Arts in the Aftermath of Genocide

    Pages 95-122

    Khoury, Stephanie

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Softcover 72,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-39397-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mass Violence and Memory in the Digital Age
Book Subtitle
Memorialization Unmoored
Editors
  • Eve Zucker
  • David Simon
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39395-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39395-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-39394-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-39397-7
Series ISSN
2634-6257
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 246
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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