Politics of Collective Memory

ab 19,90 

Sophie Wahnich, Barbara Lásticová, Andrej Findor (Eds.)

Cultural Patterns of Commemorative Practices in Post-War Europe

ISBN 978-3-8258-0226-4
Band-Nr. 1
Jahr 2008
Seiten 272
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Cultural Patterns of Politics

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The memory is not shared. In a present reconstruction of the past, it
rather produces the sharing of the sensible, its cleavages and clashes
parallel to the clashes of political sensibilities. To examine the
shifting representations of heroes, victims, terror, and oppression of the
Great War, Second World War, holocaust and communism in museums,
historical monuments, public spaces and buildings, public holidays, and
state symbols allows to capture what different countries of Europe are
sensible to, to ask whether they share or not a common sensibility, common
cultural patterns.