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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 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Published (July 2020)

ISBN  978-1-80539-133-3 $39.95/£31.95 / Pb / Not Yet Published (November 2023)

eISBN 978-1-78920-695-1 eBook

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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 Professor of History & Memory Studies at Nottingham Trent University and the co-founder and past Co-President of the Memory Studies Association, as well as Chair of the COST Action on “Slow Memory: Transformative Practices in Times of Uneven and Accelerating Change” (2021-25). Her research interests concern the contentious politics of memory, memory and democracy, slow-moving change such as biodiversity loss, and the memory of family separation policies.

Aline Sierp is Associate Professor in European History & Memory Studies at Maastricht University (NL). Her research interests cover contested histories, memory politics, questions of identity and European integration. Aline is the co-founder and past Co-president of the Memory Studies Association and the Council of European Studies’ Research Network on Transnational Memory and Identity in Europe.

Subject: History (General)SociologyMemory Studies


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