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History, Commemoration and National Preoccupation: Trafalgar 1805–2005

Holger Hoock (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264065
eISBN:
9780191734496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264065.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This volume explores the commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar and Admiral Lord Nelson's death over the past two centuries. It includes the celebrations of 2005, which saw hundreds of official, ... More


Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789–1996

Avner Ben-Amos

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203285
eISBN:
9780191675836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203285.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is an interdisciplinary study of the state funerals that were celebrated in France between the French Revolution and the death of François Mitterrand. It explains how the funerals of such ... 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


The Politics of Holocaust Remembrance after Communism

Jelena Subotić

in Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742408
eISBN:
9781501742415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742408.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents the theoretical argument about state responses to various ontological insecurities they face in the aftermath of a great political transformation—the end of communism—and links ... More


Life on a knife‐edge: A escola das facas

Sara Brandellero

in On a Knife-Edge: The Poetry of João Cabral de Melo Neto

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589524
eISBN:
9780191595462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589524.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter offers a critical analysis of João Cabral's collection A escola das facas (1980). The title's reference to education alludes to the poet's revisitation of his formative years in the ... More


Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration

Patrick Crowley

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/9781789620665.003.0019
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

When the Palais de la Porte Dorée opened on May 5 1931 it was to serve as an exhibition space for the Exposition Coloniale, the largest and most spectacular of colonial exhibitions in France. In the ... More


Postscript: Remapping the Nation: The Map was in My Head.

in Worlds Within: National Narratives and Global Connections in Postcolonial Writing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754903
eISBN:
9780804772501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754903.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This postscript is devoted to subcontinental portraits of national memory, mourning, and movement in Rushdie's The Satanic Verses (1988) and Ghosh's The Shadow Lines (1989). It considers the ... More


‘The Highest Position in the Civilised World’: Commemorating John Knox and the Second Reformation

James J. Coleman

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748676903
eISBN:
9781474405966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676903.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The providential-unionist interpretation of the legacy of William Wallace and Robert Bruce might seem unusual in the early twenty-first century, yet few would argue that these patriot heroes are ... More


Commemorating Revenge: Mourning, Memory, and Retributive Alternatives in the English Interregnum

Emily L. King

in Civil Vengeance: Literature, Culture, and Early Modern Revenge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739651
eISBN:
9781501739668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739651.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Chapter four examines the relationship between civil vengeance and national memory during the English Interregnum. As government authorities aim to establish and inculcate a new national memory, the ... More


‘By the Imprudence of His Ancestors’: Commemorating Jacobitism and Mary Queen of Scots

James J. Coleman

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748676903
eISBN:
9781474405966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676903.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The Scottish national past was the story of the struggle for civil and religious liberty, reaching its glorious outcome at the Revolution of 1688. With their prologue in the proto-Presbyterian ... More


National Memory and Where to Find It

James V. Wertsch

in Handbook of Culture and Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190230814
eISBN:
9780190841157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190230814.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

National memory is a special form of memory in general and of collective memory in particular. Even in an age of globalization, modern states devote massive resources to promulgating official ... More


To Make Historical Their Own Stories: Adoptee Narratives as Asian American History

Catherine Ceniza Choy

in Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717226
eISBN:
9781479886388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717226.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the role of adoptees in the history of Asian international adoption in the United States. Focusing on the socio-historical as well as aesthetic contributions by Asian American ... More


The New Order

Mériam N. Belli

in An Incurable Past: Nasser's Egypt Then and Now

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044040
eISBN:
9780813046235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044040.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter tests the limits of institutional hegemony over public historical narratives by examining present pedagogical practices, social studies, and social studies curricula published in the ... More


Reclaiming Nostalgia

Michalinos Zembylas

in Emotion and Traumatic Conflict: Reclaiming Healing in Education

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199982769
eISBN:
9780190267186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982769.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter attempts to complicate the reading of nostalgia in the cultural politics of education, arguing that the blind rhetoric of nostalgia for an idealized past can and should be critiqued in ... More


Managing National Memory

James V. Wertsch

in How Nations Remember: A Narrative Approach

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197551462
eISBN:
9780197551493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197551462.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores how mnemonic disputes can be managed. It begins by noting that simply transcending or erasing differences in national memory is unrealistic and hence not an option, leaving us ... More


Different Memories, Different Worlds

James V. Wertsch

in How Nations Remember: A Narrative Approach

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197551462
eISBN:
9780197551493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197551462.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The chapter begins with an illustration of a “mnemonic standoff” between the author and Vitya, a Soviet friend from the 1970s, over the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The two are stunned that they had ... More


Stopped Clocks

Beryl Pong

in British Literature and Culture in Second World Wartime: For the Duration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198840923
eISBN:
9780191876530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840923.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 3 begins by examining a prominent trope in photographs of the home front: the stopped clock. Unpacking the manifold, often competing, meanings of this image—by turns denoting suspension and ... More


National Narratives

James V. Wertsch

in How Nations Remember: A Narrative Approach

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197551462
eISBN:
9780197551493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197551462.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The chapter begins with observations about national narratives and conflict between Serbians and Bosnian Muslims and between Armenians and Azerbaijanis. It then turns to a section that distinguishes ... More


Epilogue: The History of Memory

Victoria Fortuna

in Moving Otherwise: Dance, Violence, and Memory in Buenos Aires

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190627010
eISBN:
9780190627058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190627010.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The epilogue examines the 2011 human rights march in Buenos Aires on the National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice (Día Nacional de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia), the anniversary of the ... More


The Archaeology of Ruin-Time

Beryl Pong

in British Literature and Culture in Second World Wartime: For the Duration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198840923
eISBN:
9780191876530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840923.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 7 addresses the peculiar archaeology of the blitzed landscape, when air raids made new ruins out of modern-day infrastructure, even while revealing older ones from London’s Roman past. ... More


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