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Agency in Transnational Memory Politics

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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)

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“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.

Subject: History (General) Sociology Memory Studies


List of Illustrations


Introduction: Agency and Practice in the Making of Transnational Memory Spaces
Jenny Wüstenberg

Chapter 1. A Field-Theoretical Approach to Collective Memory
Zoltan Dujisin


Chapter 2. Transnational Memories and the Practices of Global Justice in the Ayotzinapa Case
Silvana Mandolessi
Made available under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license with support from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (“Digital Memories,” Grant agreement n° 677955).

Chapter 3. Online Transnational Memory Activism and Commemoration: The Case of the White Armband Day
Orli Fridman & Katarina Ristić

Chapter 4. Memory Activism across Borders: The Transformative Influence of the Argentinean-Franco Court Case and Activist Protest Movements on Spain’s Recovery of Historical Memory
Andrea Hepworth

Chapter 5. The Creation and Utilization of Opportunity Structures for Transnational Activism on WWII Sexual Slavery in Asia
Mary McCarthy

Chapter 6. The Political Agency of Victims through Transnational Process of Forensic Anthropology and Memory Construction in Latin America
Devin Finn

Chapter 7. Transnational Place-Making After Political Violence: Agencies and Practices of Site Memorialization in the Latin American Southern Cone
Gruia Bădescu


Chapter 8. My Pain, Our Grievance: Universal Human Rights and Memory Standardization in Liberia's Truth Commission
Noga Glucksam

Chapter 9. Transitional Justice in Public: Communicating Transnational Memories of Mass Violence
Courtney E Cole

Chapter 10. Transnational Memory Movements in the 9/11 Museum
Amy Sodaro


Chapter 11. Links to the Past, Bridges for the Present? Recognition among Memory Organizations in a European Network
Till Hilmar

Chapter 12. "Life Was a Precarious Dance": Graphic Narration and the Construction of a Transcultural Memory Space in the PositiveNegatives Project
Dragos Manea and Mihaela Precup

Chapter 13. A Transnational Nation: Roma National Identity in the Making
Balázs Majtényi and György Majtenyi

Chapter 14. Border-Crossing Cultural Initiatives of Memory and Reconciliation across the Colombian-Panama Border
Ricardo A. Velasco Trujillo


Conclusions: Agency in Transnational Memory Politics—Guidelines for Inquiry
Aline Sierp


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