Remembering War The Great War Between Memory and History in the Twentieth Century
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Description: This is a masterful volume on remembrance and war in the twentieth century. Jay Winter locates the fascination with the subject of memory within a long-term trajectory that focuses on the Great War. Images, languages, and practices that appeared during and after the two world wars focused on the need to acknowledge the victims of war and shaped the ways in which future conflicts were imagined and remembered. At the core of the "memory boom" is an array of collective meditations on war and the victims of war, Winter says. The book begins by tracing the origins of contemporary interest in memory, then describes practices of remembrance that have linked history and memory, particularly in the first half of the twentieth century. The author also considers "theaters of memory"--film, television, museums, and war crimes trials in which the past is seen through public representations of memories. The book concludes with reflections on the significance of these practices for the cultural history of the twentieth century as a whole.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 5/26/2006
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
|Introduction : war, memory, remembrance|
|The setting : the Great War in the memory boom of the twentieth century|
|Shell shock, memory, and identity|
|All quiet on the eastern front : photography and remembrance|
|War letters : cultural memory and the "soldiers' tale" of the Great War|
|Ironies of war : intellectual styles and responses to the Great War in Britain and France|
|War memorials : a social agency interpretation|
|War, migration, and remembrance : Britain and her dominions|
|Grand illusions : war, film, and collective memory|
|Between history and memory : television, public history, and historical scholarship|
|War museums : the Historial and historical scholarship|
|"Witness to a time" : authority, experience, and the two World Wars|
|Controversies and conclusions|