Show simple item record Jenny en_US 2008-11-07T14:17:54Z 2008-11-07T14:17:54Z 2003 en_US
dc.identifier 0521534208 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Edkins , J 2003 , Trauma and the Memory of Politics . Cambridge University Press . en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 80057 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/936 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this interesting study, Jenny Edkins explores how we remember traumatic events such as wars, famines, genocides and terrorism, and questions the assumed role of commemorations as simply reinforcing state and nationhood. Taking examples from the World Wars, Vietnam, the Holocaust, Kosovo and September 11th, Edkins offers a thorough discussion of practices of memory such as memorials, museums, remembrance ceremonies, the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress and the act of bearing witness. She examines the implications of these commemorations in terms of language, political power, sovereignty and nationalism. She argues that some forms of remembering do not ignore the horror of what happened but rather use memory to promote change and to challenge the political systems that produced the violence of wars and genocides in the first place. This wide-ranging study embraces literature, history, politics and international relations, and makes a significant contribution to the study of memory. en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_US
dc.title Trauma and the Memory of Politics en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of International Politics en_US

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