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Hiroshima Traces Time, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory

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ISBN-10: 0520085876

ISBN-13: 9780520085879

Edition: 1999

Authors: Lisa Yoneyama

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Remembering Hiroshima, the city obliterated by the world's first nuclear attack, has been a complicated and intensely politicized process, as we learn from Lisa Yoneyama's sensitive investigation of the "dialectics of memory." She explores unconventional texts and dimensions of culture involved in constituting Hiroshima memories--including history textbook controversies, discourses on the city's tourism and urban renewal projects, campaigns to preserve atomic ruins, survivors' testimonial practices, ethnic Koreans' narratives on Japanese colonialism, and the feminized discourse on peace--in order to illuminate the politics of knowledge about the past and present. In the way battles over…    
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/16/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 314
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Prologue
Introduction
Cartographies of Memory
Taming the Memoryscape
Memories in Ruins
Storytellers
On Testimonial Practices
Mnemonic Detours
Memory and Positionality
Ethnic and Colonial Memories: The Korean Atom Bomb Memorial
Postwar Peace and the Feminization of Memory
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index