9781137289827

Mass Dictatorship and Memory as Ever Present Past

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    9781137289827

  • ISBN10:

    1137289821

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-01-24
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

The landscape of memory studies has been transformed by a growing consciousness of global interconnectedness and the politics of human rights. The essays in this volume of the Mass Dictatorship project explore the entangled pasts of dictatorships, the tensions between de-territorializing and re-territorializing memories, and the competitive construction of memories of the intersubjective past from a world-wide perspective. Written from a variety of differing historical perspectives, cultural positions, and disciplinary backgrounds, the collection searches for historical accountability across the generations of the post-war era.

Author Biography

Jie-Hyun Lim is Professor of Transnational History at Hanyang University, Republic of Korea, and Director of the Research Institute of Comparative History. He is the editor of the Palgrave Macmillan series 'Mass Dictatorship in the Twentieth Century'.

Barbara Walker teaches in the History Department at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA, and is the author of Maximilian Voloshin and the Russian Literary Circle: Culture and Survival in Revolutionary Times (2004).
 
Peter Lambert is Lecturer in Modern European History at Aberystwyth University, UK.


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
1. Introduction: Coming to Terms with the Past of Mass Dictatorship; Peter Lambert & Jie-Hyun Lim
PART I: ENTANGLED MEMORY AND COMPARATIVE HISTORY
2. The Predicaments of Culture: War, Dictatorship, and Modernity in Early Postwar West Germany and Japan; Sebastian Conrad
3. Victimhood Nationalism in the Memory of Mass Dictatorship; Jie-Hyun Lim
4. Creating a Victimhood Nation: The Politics of the Austrian People's Courts and High Treason; Hiroko Mizuno
PART II: THE DIALECTICAL INTERPLAY OF HISTORY AND MEMORY
5. Ukraine Faces Its Soviet Past: History vs. Policy vs. Memory; Volodymyr Kravchenko
6. History and Responsibility: On the Debates on the Showa History; Naoki Sakai
7. Widukind or Karl der Große? Perspectives on Historical Culture and Memory in the Third Reich and Post-war West Germany; Peter Lambert
PART III: PLURALIZING MEMORIES: FRAGMENTED, CONTESTED, RESISTED
8. The Suppression and Recall of Colonial Memory: Manchukuo and the Cold War in the Two Koreas; Suk-Jung Han
9. Accomplices of Violence: Guilt and Purification through Altruism among the Moscow Human Rights Activists of the 1960s and 1970s; Barbara Walker
10. Consuming Fragments of Mao Zedong: The Chairman's Final Two Decades at the Helm; Michael Schoenhals
11. The Lived Space of Recollection: How Holocaust Memorials are Conceived Differently Today; Jörg Gleiter

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