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Genres of Recollection Archival Poetics and Modern Greece

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ISBN-10: 1403961069

ISBN-13: 9781403961068

Edition: 2005

Authors: Penelope Papailias, Penelope Papalias

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This innovative ethnography of history-in-the-making explores some of the most traumatic and wrenching experiences of twentieth-century modern Greece: refugee crisis, transatlantic migration, civil war, urbanization, and industrialization. Hardly a survey, Genres of Recollection asks how the very categories of historical practice and knowledge--the witness, the archive, the event, and, of course, the historian and historiography themselves--have been defined, contested, and reimagined in the ongoing process of documenting and narrating the past. In a series of intricately-crafted case studies, Papailias peruses the personal archives and independent publications of a diverse cast of amateur…    
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List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 1/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 301
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 1.034

The Cultural Poetics of Documentation
Collectors of Sources: Local Historiography and the Possession of the Past
Witnesses to Witnessing: Records of Research at an Archive of Refugee Testimony
Reading (Civil) War, the Historical Novel, and the Left
America Translated in a Migrant's Memoirs