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Politics of Memory and Oblivion in the European Context : Critical Perspectives (2022)

Čeginskas, V. L., Kaasik-Krogerus, S., & Sääskilahti, N. (Eds.). (2022). Politics of Memory and Oblivion in the European Context : Critical Perspectives. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003231370

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All authors or editorsČeginskas, Viktorija L.A.; Kaasik-Krogerus, Sigrid; Sääskilahti, Nina



Publication year2022

Number of pages in the book114


Place of PublicationAbingdon

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish


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Additional informationThe chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal, European Politics and Society:
Kaasik-Krogerus, S., Ceginskas, V. L. A., & Sääskilahti, N. (Eds.). (2020). European Politics and Society, Vol. 21 Iss. 3. Special Issue : Contemporary Uses of the Past. Politics of Memory and Oblivion. https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rpep21/21/3


This book provides novel and critical insights into the complex relationship between politics of memory and oblivion in European countries in the 20th and early 21st centuries as well as the cultural, political and institutional backgrounds against which they function.

It explores the uses of the past in terms of a conscious choice to either reactivate or overlook memories as selective reference points for the promotion and legitimation of contemporary political goals. The chapters of this volume bring together theoretical discussions on the interrelationship between remembrance and purposeful oblivion as active processes that serve particular interests and ideologies in the present. By addressing the diverse meanings given to practices of memory, the contributions offer new perspectives on how institutions shape cultural memory, power relations and identity projects.

Politics of Memory and Oblivion in the European Context: Critical Perspectives will be of interest to scholars and graduate students from the fields of memory studies, heritage studies, cultural studies, history, and political science who engage with the legacies of violent and traumatic pasts, post-colonial contexts, societal transition and reconciliation.

The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the European Politics and Society.

Keywordspastremembrancepolitics of memoryhistory politics

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