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De-Commemoration: Removing Statues and Renaming Places

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Volume 12

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Removing Statues and Renaming Places

Edited by Sarah Gensburger and Jenny Wüstenberg

344 pages, 51 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-107-4 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (October 2023)

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In the wake of recent protests against police violence and racism, calls to dismantle problematic memorials have reverberated around the globe. This is not a new phenomenon, however, nor is it limited to the Western world. De-Commemoration focuses on the concept of de-commemoration as it relates to remembrance. Drawing on research from experts on memory dynamics across various disciplines, this extensive collection seeks to make sense of the current state of de-commemoration as it transforms contemporary societies around the world.

Sarah Gensburger is Full Research Professor at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). In 2021, she was elected President of the international Memory Studies Association.Her ongoing research project, entitled The Memory Trap, investigates the relationship between neoliberalism, the crisis of the welfare state and the contemporary memory boom. She has published ten books, most of which available in multiple languages.

Jenny Wüstenberg is Associate Professor of Twentieth Century History and Director of the Centre for Public History, Heritage and Memory at Nottingham Trent University (UK). She is the co-founder and Co-President of the Memory Studies Association. She is the author of Civil Society and Memory in Postwar Germany (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and the co-editor of Agency in Transnational Memory Politics (with Aline Sierp, Berghahn Books, 2020).

Subject: Memory StudiesCultural Studies (General)


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