World Memory: Personal Trajectories in Global Time

World Memory: Personal Trajectories in Global Time


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How do we account for experiences of trauma and memory in multicultural and 'globalized' societies? World Memory blends the study of trauma and memory with perspectives from postcolonial theory to explore a range of traumatic personal and socio-historical experiences: September 11, the Holocaust, Stolen Generations, Apartheid, racism, sexual abuse, migration and diaspora. From diverse disciplinary bases, the writers examine psychoanalytic, artistic, literary and vernacular accounts of trauma, collectively revealing what happens when languages of memory traverse boundaries of culture, space and time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403901156
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/17/2002
Edition description: 2002
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

JENNIFER LOUREIDE BIDDLE Lecturer in Anthropology, Macquarie University, Sydney
ANNE BRENNAN Lecturer in Art Theory, School of Art, Australian National University Institute of the Arts
ESTHER FAYE Lecturer in History, University of Melbourne
HEIDI GRUNEBAUM Research and Education Director, Direct Action Centre for Peace and Memory. Lecturer in English, University of the Western Cape
YAZIR HENRI Director of the Direct Action Centre for Peace and Memory
ANDREAS HUYSSEN Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
E. ANN KAPLAN Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Director of the Humanities Institute, SUNY Stony Brook
SANDRA SOO-JIN Lecturer in Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University and Fellow at the Stanford Centre for Biomedical Ethics
DIANE LOSCHE Senior Lecturer in Art Theory, University of New South Wales
TIMOTHY MURRAY Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Cornell University
FIONA C. ROSS Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town
ANN SCOTT Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster
TIKKA WILSON Works at the National Archives of Australia

Table of Contents

Introduction; J.Bennett & R.Kennedy Trauma and memory: A new imaginary of temporality; A.Huyssen Bad memories: The poetics of memory and the difference of culture; D.Losche Anthropology as eulogy: On loss, lies and license; J.Loureide Biddle Re-collecting Proskurov; A.Brennan VERNACULAR LANGUAGES OF TRAUMA Language as a skin; A.Scott Aged bodies as sites of remembrance: Colonial memories in diaspora; S.Soo-Jin Lee Re-membering bodies, producing histories: Holocaust survivor narrative and Truth and Reconciliation Commission testimony; H.Grunebaum &Y.Henri Constructing shared histories: Stolen Generations testimony, narrative therapy and address; R.Kennedy & T.Wilson AESTHETIC LANGUAGES OF TRAUMA Bearing witness to ripples of pain; F.C.Ross Impossible memories and the history of trauma; E.Faye Tenebrae after September 11: Art, empathy, and the global politics of belonging; J.Bennett Wounds of repetition in the age of the digital: Chris Marker's cinematic ghosts; T.Murray Index

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