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dc.contributor.author Edkins, Jenny
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-07T14:17:54Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-07T14:17:54Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Edkins , J 2003 , Trauma and the Memory of Politics . Cambridge University Press . en
dc.identifier.isbn 0521534208
dc.identifier.other PURE: 80057
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/936
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/936
dc.identifier.uri http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521534208 en
dc.description Edkins, Jenny, Trauma and the Memory of Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), pp.xvii+265 RAE2008 en
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
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.title Trauma and the Memory of Politics en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book en
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en


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