Martin Evans and Kenneth Lunn (eds) War and Memory in the Twentieth Century
(Oxford: Berg, 1997) Sarah Farmer, Martyred Village: Commemorating the 1944
Massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999) ...
Author: Timothy G. Ashplant
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
War memory and commemoration have had increasingly high profiles in public and academic debates in recent years. This volume examines some of the social changes that have led to this development, among them the passing of the two world wars from survivor into cultural memory. Focusing on the politics of war memory and commemoration, the book illuminates the struggle to install particular memories at the center of a cultural world, and offers an extensive argument about how the politics of commemoration practices should be understood. Commemorating War analyzes a range of forms of remembrance, from public commemorations orchestrated by nation-states to personal testimonies of war survivors; and from cultural memories of war represented in films, plays and novels to investigations of wartime atrocities in courts of human rights. It presents a wide range of international case studies, encompassing lesser-known national histories and wars beyond the well-trodden terrain of Vietnam and the two world wars in Europe. Emerging from this book is an important critique of both "state-centered" approaches to war memory and those that regard commemoration primarily as a human response to loss and grief. Offering a wealth of empirical research material, this book will be important for cultural and oral historians, sociologists, researchers in international relations and human rights, and anybody with an interest in the cultural construction of memory in contemporary society. Timothy G. Ashplant is a member of the Research Center for Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University. He has published on psychoanalysis and history, and the life-writings of working-class men and women in Britain. Graham Dawson teaches cultural and historical studies at the University of Brighton. His publications include Soldier Heroes: British Adventure, Empire and the Imagining of Masculinities, and Trauma and Life Stories (with Kim Lacy Rogers and Selma Leydesdorff). Michael Roper works as a social and cultural historian in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex. His previous publications include Manful Assertions: Masculinities in Britain since 1800 (with John Tosh) and Masculinity and the British Organization Man since 1945.
WORLD WAR I AND THE CIVIL WAR IN PUTIN'S RUSSIA War commemoration
under the Putin government is conservative in many ways, but it is not Soviet, for
modern Russian culture is structurally different than its Soviet predecessor.
Author: Aaron J Cohen
This study is a broad cultural history of Russian war monuments in the twentieth century. It provides a unique analysis of the importance of war in Russian and Soviet cultural history and contributes to scholarship on the historical context of contemporary Russian politics and culture.--Karen Petrone, University of Kentucky
By the valour of our sons we won the war . By the folly and incompetence of our
Government we ran great risks of losing the peace . ” 25 These ideas were not
limited to the 1920s but the flavour they gave commemoration during this time ...
Author: Catherine Switzer
The book is also relevant to the personal histories of many families in Northern Ireland. The inclusion of several individual stories within the text not only provides human interest, but also underlines the extent to which the story of commemoration is often a very personal one.".
overwhelming emphasis of the October celebrations was commemoration of the
war as a demonstration of Egyptian military competence and strength . Articles
narrating various episodes of the intensive three - week war ( “ The Victory ...
Author: I. Gershoni
Publisher: University of Chicago
Commemorating the Nation is a study of the relationship between public commemoration and national identity in Egypt over the course of the twentieth century. Appropriating insights from recent theoretical discussions of collective memory and public commemoration, it examines the modes by which different Egyptian communities of memory; the state under successive regimes; rival political forces and movements; and elite and non-elite groups within civil society remembered and commemorated the Egyptian national struggle, its defining moments and heroic figures, in specific sites of national memory. The book's analysis ranges across the twentieth century, tracing the changing place of selected sites of national memory from the pre-World-War-I years through the decades of the parliamentary monarchy to the era of the Egyptian Republic. Each of its three main sections is devoted to a different form of commemoration. The first is the nationalist art of Egypt's "national sculptor" Mahmud Mukhtar (1891-1934) and how his monumental icons expressing the nationalist ethos, specifically his sculpture Nahdat Misr and his statues of the leader of the 1919 Revolution, Sa`d Zaghlul, have been represented and re-represented by successive generations of Egyptians. The second section analyzes the modalities through which the historic figures of Egypt's Nationalist Party, Mustafa Kamil (1874-1908) and Muhammad Farid (1868-1919), have been preserved and commemorated through the remainder of the twentieth century. The third section considers national holiday celebrations as sites of Egyptian collective memory, particularly the celebration of the July 1952 Revolution during the reign of Gamal Abdel Nasser and the commemoration of the 1973 Crossing of the Suez Canal under his successor Anwar al-Sadat. The book is the product of fieldwork in Egypt as well as of extensive research in Egyptian publications. By analyzing nationalism through the prism of public commemoration, the work extends our understanding of the shaping of national identity and the evolution of national imagining in modern Egypt. Although it focuses on Egypt, its findings have implications for the study of collective memory and public commemoration in general.
Many nationalists would be happy to participate in an Irish commemoration of the
war dead , if it were that . They are uneasy about taking part in the official British
commemoration because they believe that the Irish involvement , in the First ...
Author: Eberhard Bort
This is not so much a book of commemoration as it is on or about commemoration. The title of this book is ambiguous, and intentionally so. On the one hand, there are echoes of 'Writing Ireland' or 'Imagining Ireland', or '(Re)-Inventing Ireland' - an active process shaping our perception of what Ireland is and how it has become what it is. On the other hand, there is an element of glancing back. Only what is gone, what is in the past, can be commemorated. Ireland, having undergone rapid and profound changes in the past decades, often kindles feelings of nostalgia, of an older Ireland having been lost in the 'filthy modern tide'. This is an examination - in an international, comparative context - of the role commemorations play in contemporary politics and society. This is a multi-disciplinary study by an array of distinguished authors: Peter Collins, Mary Daly, Tony Canavan, Owen Dudley Edwards, Paul Arthur, Christopher Harvie, Malcolm Anderson, Neal Ascherson, Gerald Dawe, Christopher Murray and Aidan Howard.
14 The socialisation of violence Violence and natural selection : a Darwinist
reading of war Symbolic wars : struggle , play ... The culture of war : victory and
defeat - Jeremy M. Black 300 305 Memory Commemorating war Jay Winter War ...
Author: Antonio Monegal
Entirely invariable, war is a phenomena that displays certain familiar characteristics that emerge before and during the actual manifestation of violence. This survey of a century of conflict begins with the early twentieth century and ends with the current state of warfare.
COMMEMORATING THE SPARTAN WAR - DEAD Polly Low The overall theme
of this chapter is not one which is uniquely relevant to Sparta , or even to the
ancient world . Sparta , like other Greek city - states , was regularly involved in
Author: Jacqueline Christien
Publisher: Classical Pressof Wales
Ten new essays from a distinguished international cast treat Sparta's most famous area of activity. The results are challenging. Among the contributors, Thomas Figueira explores the paradox that Sparta's cavalry was an undistinguished institution. Jean Ducat conducts the most thorough study to date of Sparta's official cowards, the 'tremblers'. Anton Powell asks why Sparta chose not to destroy Athens after the Peloponnesian War. And Stephen Hodkinson argues that the image of Spartan society as militaristic may after all be a'mirage. This is the sixth volume from the International Sparta Seminar, founded by Powell and Hodkinson in 1988. The series has established itself as the main forum for the study of Spartan history.