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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 sites, postmemory, co-memory

Ronit Aaron

in Co-Memory and Melancholia: Israelis Memorialising the Palestinian Nakba

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081705
eISBN:
9781781702550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081705.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter links the theoretical foundations and politics of social memory in relation to the building blocks of the current ‘memory turn’ in the social sciences to social memory in the Israeli ... More


Traversing Built History in Architectural Documentaries

Margaret C. Flinn

in The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380338
eISBN:
9781781381571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380338.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that the sense of historical rupture and corresponding interest in sites of memory as a means of reconfiguring our relationship to history diagnosed by Pierre Nora in the 1980s ... More


Critical Reflections: The Contemporary Theories of Ricoeur, Edelman, and Nora

Jeffrey Andrew Barash

in Collective Memory and the Historical Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399157
eISBN:
9780226399294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399294.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

As a means of clarifying the conception of collective memory that has been elaborated in the previous four chapters, this excursus subjects to critical scrutiny a number of contemporary theories ... More


Imagining Sites of Memory in the Post—Civil War South: The National Cemetery in Woolson’s “Rodman the Keeper”

Martin T. Buinicki

in Witness to Reconstruction: Constance Fenimore Woolson and the Postbellum South, 1873-1894

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030253
eISBN:
9781617030260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030253.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines Constance Fenimore Woolson’s story “Rodman the Keeper” (1877). It considers Northern sentiment about national cemeteries for the Union dead, and investigates the ways in which ... 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


Thinking History Otherwise: Fiction and the Sites of Memory in Claude Simon

David Carroll

in Claude Simon: A Retrospective

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780853238577
eISBN:
9781781380499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses one of Claude Simon's works, Le Jardin des Plantes. It further notes that Simon' s novels are criticisms of history and history-memory. The chapter also provides critiques of ... More


Colonialism, Postcolonialism and the Cultures of Commemoration

Charles Forsdick (ed.)

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.023
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During the late twentieth century, France witnessed the emergence of a series of commemorations, the most significant of which was the Bicentenary of the French Revolution in 1989. This increasing ... More


Conclusion

David Looseley

in Édith Piaf: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382578
eISBN:
9781786945280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382578.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter pulls together threads running through the book. Piaf’s talent alone does not explain her persistent position in global memory. Hence the need for a cultural history investigating what ... More


Paris Saint-Germain*

David Ranc

in Foreign Players and Football Supporters: The Old Firm, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719086120
eISBN:
9781781702246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086120.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This case study looks at French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), a club founded in 1970, which has had to build partisanship and attract supporters. It contends that the French press (chiefly L'Équipe ... More


Sites of Rome

Nora Goldschmidt

in Shaggy Crowns: Ennius' Annales and Virgil's Aeneid

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681297
eISBN:
9780191761485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681297.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Drawing on Pierre Nora’s ideas of lieux de mémoire, this chapter examines the Tiber and the site of Rome as palimpsestic sites of memory. After considering the presentation of the site of Rome in the ... More


For Time Immemorial: Marking Time in the Built Environment

Christopher Castiglia and Christopher Reed

in If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676101
eISBN:
9781452947624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676101.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter looks at how Pierre Nora’s lieux de mémoire (places of memory) emphasized the need to revive queer identity, queer cultural collectivity, and marked environments during the post-AIDS ... More


Contemporaneity in the Past

Henry Rousso

in The Latest Catastrophe: History, the Present, the Contemporary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226165066
eISBN:
9780226165370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165370.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter traces similarities and differences with past methods of History from ancient Greece—Herodotus and Thucydides both infuse subjectivity and present influence into their writing—through ... More


Bark and Butterflies: Projection, Post-memory, and Phantasmagoria

Adrian Palka

in Practices of Projection: Histories and Technologies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190934118
eISBN:
9780190934156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934118.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the role of site-specific projections in the digital remediation of family and personal history and their role in memorial work and remembrance. The chapter refers primarily to ... More


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