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Agency in Transnational Memory Politics
Edited by Jenny Wüstenberg and Aline Sierp
362 pages, 19 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78920-694-4 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (July 2020)
eISBN 978-1-78920-695-1 eBook
“This is a timely, necessary and carefully edited volume. It develops a clear-cut conceptual framework for research on transnational memory, illustrated by many well-chosen and well-written case studies from across the globe.” • Joanna Wawrzyniak, University of Warsaw
The dynamics of transnational memory play a central role in modern politics, from postsocialist efforts at transitional justice to the global legacies of colonialism. Yet, the relatively young subfield of transnational memory studies remains underdeveloped and fractured across numerous disciplines, even as nascent, boundary-crossing theories on topics such as multi-vocal, traveling, or entangled remembrance suggest new ways of negotiating difficult political questions. This volume brings together theoretical and practical considerations to provide transnational memory scholars with an interdisciplinary investigation into agency—the “who” and the “how” of cross-border commemoration that motivates activists and fascinates observers.
Jenny Wüstenberg is Associate Professor of Twentieth-Century History at Nottingham Trent University. She is the co-founder and Co-President of the Memory Studies Association and the Council for European Studies’ Research Network on Transnational Memory and Identity in Europe, as well as Co-Chair of the German Studies Association’s Interdisciplinary Memory Studies Network.
Aline Sierp is Assistant Professor in European Studies at Maastricht University. She is the co-founder and Co-President of the Memory Studies Association and the Council for European Studies’ Research Network on Transnational Memory and Identity in Europe.