Contesting Remembrance in a Transnational Age
The essays contained within the volume--by scholars from a wide range of disciplines including American studies, art history, political science, psychology, and sociology--each engage a particular instance of the practices of memory as they are complicated by globalization.
Subjects include the place of nostalgia in post-Yugoslavia Serbian national memory, Russian identity after the collapse of the Soviet Union, political remembrance in South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, the role of Chilean mass media in forging national identity following the arrest of Augusto Pinochet, American debates over memorializing Japanese internment camps, and how the debate over the Iraq war is framed by memories of opposition to the Vietnam War.
“The empirically-grounded and theoretically-rich essays gathered in this collection emphasize the ways global debates over and encounters about memory may serve both as a viable alternative to and as a means of healing violence.”--Phaedra C. Pezzullo is an Associate Professor of Communication and Culture at Indiana University and the author of the award-winning Toxic Tourism: Rhetorics of Travel, Pollution, and Environmental Justice.
“This a quite timely topic, and the collection includes some excellent work that makes for compelling reading.”-- J. Macgregor Wise is a professor of communication studies at Arizona State University whose most recent book is Cultural Globalization: A User’s Guide
“Global Memoryscapes enriches the scholarly resources available to fuel thinking critically, and perhaps differently, about public memory in an environment where the borders of nation-states are increasingly permeable.”
—Rhetoric Public Affairs