A European memory? : contested histories and politics of remembrance
- edited by Małgorzata Pakier and Bo Stråth.
- 1st ed.
- New York : Berghahn Books, 2010.
- Physical description
- xv, 356 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Studies in contemporary European history 6.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-346) and index.
- List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: A European Memory? Magorzata Pakier and Bo Strath Part I. Europe, Memory, Politics, and History. Uneasy Relationships
- Chapter 1. On 'European Memory': Some Conceptual and Normative Remarks Jan -Werner Muller
- Chapter 2. The Uses of History and the Third Wave of Europeanization Klas-Goran Karlsson
- Chapter 3. Halecki Revisited: Europe's Conflicting Cultures of Remembrance Stefan Troebst
- Chapter 4. Iconic Remembering and Religious Icons: Fundamentalist Strategies in European Memory Politics? Wolfgang Kaschuba
- Chapter 5. Culture, Politics, Palimpsest. Theses on Memory and Society Heidemarie Uhl
- Chapter 6. Damnatio Memoriae and the Power of Remembrance. Reflections on Memory and History Frederick Whitling
- Chapter 7. Seeing Dark and Writing Light: Photography Approaching Dark and Obscure Histories James Kaye Part II. Remembering Europe's Dark Pasts
- Section 1. Remembering the Second World War:
- Chapter 8. Remembering the Second World War in Western Europe
- 1945 -
- 2005 Stefan Berger
- Chapter 9. Practices and Politics of Second World War Remembrance. (Trans-)National Perspectives from Eastern and South-eastern Europe Heike Karge
- Chapter 10. A Victory Celebrated. Danish and Norwegian Celebrations of the Liberation Clemens Maier
- Section 2. Towards a Europeanization of the Commemoration of the Holocaust:
- Chapter 11. Remembering Europe's Heart of Darkness - Legacies of the Holocaust in Post-war European Societies Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke
- Chapter 12. Holocaust Remembrance and Restitution of Jewish Property in the Czech Republic and Poland after
- 1989 Stanisaw Tyszka
- Chapter 13. A Europeanization of the Holocaust Memory? German and Polish Reception of Europa, Europa (1990) by Agnieszka Holland Magorzata Pakier
- Chapter 14. Italian Commemoration of the Shoah. The Construction of a Survivor-oriented Narrative and its Impact on Italian Politics and Practices of Remembrance Ruth Nattermann
- Section 3. Coming to Terms with Europe's Communist Past:
- Chapter 15. Managing the History of the Past in the Former Communist States Arfon Rees
- Chapter 16. Eurocommunism. Commemorating Communism in Contemporary Eastern Europe Peter Apor
- Chapter 17. The Memory of the Dead Body Senadin Musabegovi--
- Chapter 18. Neither Help nor Pardon? Communist Pasts in Western Europe Kevin Morgan
- Section 4. Coming to Terms with Europe's Colonial Past:
- Chapter 19. Politics of Remembrance, Colonialism, and the Algerian War in France Jan Jansen
- 20. Memory Politics and the Use of History: Finnish-speaking Minorities at the North Calotte Lars Elenius Conclusion. Nightmares or Daydreams? A Postscript on the Europeanization of Memories Konrad H. Jarausch Bibliography.
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"As the most comprehensive scholarly venture to use the memory concept for a broad assessment of the dark legacies of Nazism, Communism, and World War II for a common European identity, the volume has no equal. It overwhelms the reader with a plethora of both new and well established information and reflection...The overall direction coincides with the current trend towards internationalization of national histories. It can be considered a strong contribution to this important and worthwhile trend." * Frank Trommler, University of Pennsylvania An examination of the role of history and memory is vital in order to better understand why the grand design of a United Europe-with a common foreign policy and market yet enough diversity to allow for cultural and social differences-was overwhelmingly turned down by its citizens. The authors argue that this rejection of the European constitution was to a certain extent a challenge to the current historical grounding used for further integration and further demonstrates the lack of understanding by European bureaucrats of the historical complexity and divisiveness of Europe's past. A critical European history is therefore urgently needed to confront and re-imagine Europe, not as a harmonious continent but as the outcome of violent and bloody conflicts, both within Europe as well as with its Others. As the authors show, these dark shadows of Europe's past must be integrated, and the fact that memories of Europe are contested must be accepted if any new attempts at a United Europe are to be successful. MaACgorzata Pakier has recently received a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, Department of History and Civilization. She has published articles in Polish and English on discourses and images of the Holocaust in popular culture and film. Bo Strath was Professor of Contemporary History at the European University Institute in Florence (1997-2007) and is currently Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor of Nordic, European and World History at Helsinki University. His research concentrates on questions of modernity and the use of history in a European and global perspective.
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- Publication date
- Studies in contemporary European history ; v. 6
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- 1845456211 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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