Trauma and the Memory of Politics

ISBN-10: 0521534208

ISBN-13: 9780521534208

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jenny Edkins

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In this study, Jenny Edkins explores how we remember traumatic events such as wars, famines, genocides and terrorism, and questions the assumed role of commemorations as simply reinforcing state and nationhood. Examples of events for discussion include the World Wars, Vietnam and September 11th.
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List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Jenny Edkins is Professor of International Politics at Aberystwyth University. She is the author of Trauma and the Memory of Politics ; Whose Hunger? Concepts of Famine, Practices of Aid ; and Poststructuralism and International Relations: Bringing the Political Back In . She is coeditor of several books, including Global Politics: A New Introduction .

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Introduction: trauma, violence and political community
Survivor memories and the diagnosis of trauma: the Great War and Vietnam
War memorials and remembrance: the London Cenotaph and the Vietnam Wall
Concentration camp memorials and museums: Dachau and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Testimony and sovereign power after Auschwitz: Holocaust witness and Kosovo refugees
Conclusion: the return of the political - the memory of politics
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