The burden of remembering — recollections & representations of the 20th century

Koresaar, Ene; Lauk, Epp; Kuutma, Kristin
Title: The burden of remembering — recollections & representations of the 20th century
Authors: Koresaar, Ene (Editor)
Lauk, Epp (Editor)
Kuutma, Kristin (Editor)
Product number: 9789522221025
Product form: Paperback
Availability: Delivery in 1-3 workdays
Price: 29,00 € (26,36 € vat 0 %)

Publisher: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Series: Studia Historica 77
Edition: 1. edition, 2009
Language: English
Pages: 252
Product family: History
Books in English
Finnish library classification: 91.81 Nykyaika
YSO - General Finnish ontology: muistelmat, muistot, narratiivisuus, kerronta, tulkinta, toinen maailmansota, poliittiset järjestelmät, kommunismi, holokausti, kollektiivinen muisti, traumat, poliittinen historia, elämäkertatutkimus, historia
The Burden of Remembering is a book that focuses on two major turning points in the 20th century history that determine the formation of that century as a realm of memory - the Second World War and the collapse of Communist regimes and ideology in Europe. These two events are revisited from the pointo of view of transdisciplinary memory studies to demonstrate the interplay of continuance and discontinuance of political and cultural regimes of memory of these ruptures as well as their interconnections in present day discourses and practise of membering and forgetting. The memory practices and models of the Second Worl War are comparatively interrelated with the practices of remembering and interpreting the realities of the period after the fall of Communism in Europe.