Memory Studies: Global Constellations

Memory Studies: Global Constellations

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Memory Studies as an academic field of cultural inquiry emerges at a time when global public debates, buttressed by the fragmentation of nation states and their traditional narratives, have greatly accelerated. Societies are today pregnant with newly unmediated memories, once sequestered in broad collective representations and their ideological stances. But, the ‘past in the present’ has returned with a vengeance in the early 21st Century, and with it an expansion of categories of cultural experience and meaning. This new series explores the social and cultural stakes around forgetting, useful forgetting and remembering, locally, regionally, nationally and globally. It welcomes studies of migrant memory from failed states; micro-histories battling against collective memories; the mnemonic past of emotions; the mnemonic spatiality of sites of memory; and the reconstructive ethics of memory in the face of galloping informationalization, as this renders the ‘mnemonic’ more and more public and publically accessible.


Henri Lustiger Thaler is Professor of Cultural Sociology at Ramapo College and an Associate Researcher at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. An expert on collective memory of the Holocaust and genocide, he is the author of Political Arrangements: Power and the City, the co-author of Artful Practices: Political Economy of Everyday Life, and the co-editor of Urban Movements in a Globalising World; Urban Lives: Fragmentation and Resistance; Reimagining Social Movements: From Collectives to Individuals; Globalization and Social Movements; and Witnessing Unbound: Holocaust Representation and the Origins of Memory.