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Remembering the Past in Nineteenth-Century Scotland: Commemoration, Nationality and Memory

James J. Coleman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748676903
eISBN:
9781474405966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676903.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

At a time when the Union between Scotland and England is once again under the spotlight, Remembering the Past in Nineteenth-Century Scotland examines the way in which Scotland’s national heroes were ... More


The Armenian Genocide: Forensic Intervention, Narrative, and the Historical Record

Roxana Ferllini

in Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061603
eISBN:
9780813051222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061603.003.0017
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Today, Armenians across the globe honor the cultural remembrance of the Armenian genocide. This is significant given that the victims of this historical event remain largely forgotten by the ... More


Conflict and Commemoration: Two Berlin Memorials

Henry W. Pickford

in The Sense of Semblance: Philosophical Analyses of Holocaust Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823245406
eISBN:
9780823250776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245406.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

After first tracing differences between first generation lived experience and second and third generation transmission of knowledge of the Holocaust to justify substituting the notion of “social ... More


Sites of Memory of the 1980 Military Coup in Turkey

Derya Firat

in Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061603
eISBN:
9780813051222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061603.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The 1980 military coup is a milestone in Turkish history. While more than thirty years have passed since the event, a review of contemporary debates on the subject reveals an urgent need to confront ... More


The Future of the Painful Past: Archival Labor and Materiality in the South Asian American Digital Archive

Michelle Caswell

in Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061603
eISBN:
9780813051222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061603.003.0018
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter uncovers the archival labor and expertise involved in the presentation of a single record in an online archive. By tracing the “social life” of a suicide note in the South Asian American ... More


The Poitier Effect: Racial Melodrama and Fantasies of Reconciliation

Sharon Willis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692842
eISBN:
9781452950730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692842.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The civil rights struggle was convulsing the nation, its violence broadcast into every living room. Against this fraught background, Sidney Poitier emerged as an image of dignity, discipline, and ... More


Land of Amnesia: Power, Predation, and Heritage in Central Africa

Alfredo González-Ruibal

in Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061603
eISBN:
9780813051222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061603.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Critical heritage studies, indigenous archaeologies, and similar undertakings attempt to recover the repressed memories and experiences of subaltern groups, as well as to deconstruct hegemonic ... More


Analytical Discussion of the Celebration

Anna Servaes

in "Franco-American Identity, Community, and La Guiannée"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462104
eISBN:
9781626745599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462104.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

La Guiannée is a public expression of cultural continuity. Memories seeing the performance or participating in it provide a basis for membership in the culture. By ritually and annually performing ... More


Orders Are Orders: The Rank and File

Erik Ching

in Stories of Civil War in El Salvador: A Battle over Memory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628660
eISBN:
9781469628684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628660.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter looks at the last of the four memory communities that dominate the public discourse of collective memory about the civil war in El Salvador. This fourth group, comprised of rank-and-file ... More


The Awakening: Guerrilla Comandantes before the Civil War

Erik Ching

in Stories of Civil War in El Salvador: A Battle over Memory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628660
eISBN:
9781469628684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628660.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter looks at the third of four memory communities that dominate the public discourse of collective memory about the civil war in El Salvador. This third group, comprised of former guerrilla ... More


The Aggrieved Minority: Civilian Elites

Erik Ching

in Stories of Civil War in El Salvador: A Battle over Memory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628660
eISBN:
9781469628684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628660.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter looks at the first of four memory communities that dominate the public discourse of collective memory about the civil war in El Salvador. This first group, comprised of civilian elites, ... More


The Republic Will Live as Long as the Army Lives: Military Officers

Erik Ching

in Stories of Civil War in El Salvador: A Battle over Memory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628660
eISBN:
9781469628684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628660.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter looks at the second of four memory communities that dominate the public discourse of collective memory about the civil war in El Salvador. This second group, comprised of former officers ... More


Feminism as Alibi: When White Women Encounter Color

Sharon Willis

in The Poitier Effect: Racial Melodrama and Fantasies of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692842
eISBN:
9781452950730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692842.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter II examines the persistence of the Poitier effect in three “civil rights nostalgia” films of the 1990s, The Long Walk Home, Love Field, and Pleasantville, all of which revisit the period to ... More


Black Authenticity and the Ambivalent Icon: Keeping It Real in Talk to Me

Sharon Willis

in The Poitier Effect: Racial Melodrama and Fantasies of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692842
eISBN:
9781452950730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692842.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter IV considers Kasi Lemmons’ 2007 film, Talk to Me. As Poitier anchors the web of popular culture references through which it recollects black cultural history of the late 1960s and 1970s, this ... More


Introduction: Racial Pedagogy and the Magical Negro

Sharon Willis

in The Poitier Effect: Racial Melodrama and Fantasies of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692842
eISBN:
9781452950730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692842.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book’s overarching analysis explores the obsessive sameness of the characters Poitier plays, the compulsive returns of similar scenarios and conclusions, and the ideological efficacy of the ... More


Passing Through: The Obsessive Sameness of Sidney Poitier

Sharon Willis

in The Poitier Effect: Racial Melodrama and Fantasies of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692842
eISBN:
9781452950730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692842.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter I tracks the dialogue—both deliberate and inadvertent—that Sidney Poitier’s films maintain with the evolving civil rights movement. Beginning with The Lilies of the Field, the film for which ... More


The Lure of Retrospectatorship: Hitting the False Notes in Far from Heaven

Sharon Willis

in The Poitier Effect: Racial Melodrama and Fantasies of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692842
eISBN:
9781452950730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692842.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter III explores how Todd Haynes’ Far From Heaven offers a critical angle on the feminist retrospection of the 1990s films, refusing their wishful attempt to cure the pathologies of the period ... More


Conclusion: Chasing Sidney

Sharon Willis

in The Poitier Effect: Racial Melodrama and Fantasies of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692842
eISBN:
9781452950730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692842.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The conclusion explores the persistence of Poitier’s iconic usefulness through his recent reappearances in the twenty-first century as he emerges, for example, in popular discourse around Barak ... More


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