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Frances Pine, Deema Kaneff, ldis Haukanes (eds.)
Memory, Politics and Religion
The Past Meets the Present in Europe
Reihe: Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia
Bd. 4, 2004, 320 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 3-8258-8051-6
This collection of essays focuses on the haunting themes of religion, politics and remembering the past. Spanning Europe from Ukraine to Spain, the authors consider ways in which memory is used, at the local level, both to legitimate and to contest claims to power, status, and social and cultural capital. The result is a rich and innovative set of texts on memory and silence, on the place of the past in the present, and on the ideologies and practices which constitute memory at the local level.