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Cultural Memories of Nonviolent Struggles: Powerful Times

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Anna Marie Reading, Tamar Katriel (Editor)

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages247
ISBN (Electronic)ISBN 978-1-137-03272-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-03271-3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Abstract

Marks a new trajectory in memory studies by examining the cultural memories of nonviolent struggles. The book highlights the cultural memory and forgetting of Gandhi's Salt march, the Suffragette Struggle in Britain, the Russell Tribunal, 'House Museums' in Europe, the anti-nuclear campaign at Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, Poland's Solidarity Movement, cultural repatriation and Indigenous Australians, the Anti-War Museum in Berlin, a South Asian community Archive in the US, and peaceful alternatives to video games. The chapters explore how memories of nonviolent struggles are mobilised through digital witnessing, archiving, film-making, video-gaming, and on the ground practices such as singing, memorial museums and the building of monuments. By foregrounding an alternative line of memory work whose goal is to commemorate nonviolent struggles the book opens up new pathways to human hope and agency to the study of cultural memory.

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