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Conflict, Memory Transfers and the Reshaping of Europe free pdf "Conflict, Memory Transfers and the Reshaping of Europe" discusses processes of memory construction associated with the realities of war and genocide, totalitarianism, colonialism as well as trans-border dialogues in the overcoming of conflict memories. It is based on the premise that there are no available clear-cut or definite positions to approach the problematic issues of conflict, memory and history. Consequently, it examines and articulates across several different media discourses, problems, contexts and considerations of value. Its scope is thus deliberately interdisciplinary, drawing on the cross-fertilization of diverse research methods. The book addresses a number of issues and raises questions that have been crucial to our modern thought, and problematic or even inexplicable to any cultural theory that approaches history with an ethical approach. It works through and evaluates ongoing representative processes, strategies and practices, next to longstanding constraints, dilemmas and taboos regarding discussions of contentious matters. The different perspectives from which the issues of conflict, identity and memory are examined, in authoritarian, new European and (post-)colonial contexts, provide examples of power and conflict memory intervening in discourse and areas of cultural practice, destabilizing fixed or encoded meaning. It examines how the 'making sense' of our memories - so vital for the qualification of culture and social practices - is about concepts and ideas, as well as emotions and attachments, i.e. meaning resulting from effective social exchange framed by specific contexts of interpretation. As such, the book is also a contribution to a memory culture that is pushing forward the clarification of conflicts, crystallizations of tension and all sorts of threads that bind us, very often invisibly, to the past.

About Helena Goncalves Da Silva

Helena Goncalves da Silva studied at London University where she obtained her Ph.D in German Literature. In recent years, she has been Associate Professor at the Department of German Studies at the University of Lisbon. Her main research and teaching interests include German Literature, Cultural Theory and Culture Studies. She has published extensively on German literature (Goethe, Rilke, Expressionist drama and contemporary fiction mainly by Gunter Grass, Christa Wolf, Wolfgang Hilbig and Thomas Hettche). She has also published essays on the image of the city in literature, including two edited volumes A Poetica da Cidade, 2003, and Metropoles na Pos-Modernidade, 2004, as well as the essay "Berlin und die historische Wende: Christa Wolfs Kassandra and Gunter Grass' Ein weites Feld", Paul Michael Lutzeler and Stephan K. Schindler eds., Gegenwarts Literatur (4/2005), Scwerpunkt: Berlin:Literatur, Stauffenburg Verlag. More recently, she has been working on the issue of memory and European identity, including the present volume and the essay "Peeling the Onion by Gunter Grass. From Survivor Memory to Postmemory, and the Issue of a Responsible Culture of Memory", Rebecca Braun

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Author : Helena Goncalves Da Silva
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Data Published : 01 April 2010
ISBN : 144381914X
EAN : 9781443819145
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 345 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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