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Introduction: Postcolonializing lieux de mémoire

Etienne Achille, Charles Forsdick, and Lydie Moudileno

in Postcolonial Realms of Memory: Sites and Symbols in Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620665
eISBN:
9781789623666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620665.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This introduction aims at defining how Postcolonial Realms of Memory builds upon Pierre Nora’s seminal collection Les Lieux de mémoire (1984-92) while fostering a new perspective on the French past ... More


Memory, History, and the Present

François Hartog

in Regimes of Historicity: Presentism and Experiences of Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163767
eISBN:
9780231538763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163767.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines the Lieux de mémoire (1984–1993), a series of volumes that were borne on the tide of interest in memory that swept over France after the mid-1970s. The work registered it, ... More


Postcolonial Realms of Memory: Sites and Symbols in Modern France

Etienne Achille, Charles Forsdick, and Lydie Moudileno (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620665
eISBN:
9781789623666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620665.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Recognized as one of the most influential studies of memory in the late twentieth century for its elaboration of a ground-breaking paradigm for rethinking the relationship between the nation, ... More


Nostalgia: Pathological and Critical

Paolo Magagnoli

in Documents of Utopia: The Politics of Experimental Documentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172714
eISBN:
9780231850773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172714.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter discusses how nostalgia is commonly understood as the opposite of utopia. Whereas utopia is the projection of a better world in the future, nostalgia is a longing for ... More


What Remains? Sites of Deportation in Contemporary European Daily Life: The Case of Drancy

Katherine Fleming

in Hitler's Geographies: The Spatialities of the Third Reich

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226274423
eISBN:
9780226274560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226274560.003.0018
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

In 2009, construction workers renovating buildings at Drancy, the French deportation camp from which more than 60,000 Jews were sent to their deaths, discovered a large cache of graffiti, hitherto ... More


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