Studies in Memory and Narrative is an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural series which interrogates personal and collective representations of the past. Volumes in the series analyze oral culture and personal narratives/life stories for the distinct perspective they provide on the historical experience of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, working life, colonialism, political allegiances, mass political violence, and nationalism. These works investigate the role played by monuments, museums, art galleries, international criminal tribunals, motion pictures, television, radio, and electronic technologies in disseminating versions of the past that supplement but often contradict personal accounts, whether written or oral. By contrasting the functions of the varied forms of remembrance and their intersections to create regimes of memory, the series promotes a fuller understanding of how remembering and forgetting, patterns of narrative communication, and social practice come together to structure personal and collective identity within overlapping, often competing versions of the past.
Double Exposure: Memory and Photography
Memory, History, Nation: Contested Pasts
Memory and Totalitarianism
Gender and Memory
Nanci Adler, Remco Ensel, Michael Wintle
June 17, 2019
Narratives of War considers the way war and battle are remembered and narrated across space and time in Europe in the twentieth century. The book reflects on how narratives are generated and deployed, and on their function as coping mechanisms, means of survival, commemorative gestures, historical...
June 01, 2018
On October 14, 1943, Aleksandr "Sasha" Pechersky led a mass escape of inmates from Sobibor, a Nazi death camp in Poland. Despite leading the only successful prisoner revolt at a World War II death camp, Pechersky never received the public recognition he deserved in his home country of Russia. This...
June 30, 2015
This book is about state socialism, not as a political system, but as an "ecosystem" of interactions between the state and the citizens it sought to control. It includes case studies that demonstrate how the major ideological principles of socialism translated into motives guiding people's...
April 30, 2014
Over the past decade, historians and sociologists have increasingly used visual materials, in particular photographs, in their work. This volume brings together historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and media and visual scholars to articulate how photography, as a practice and as a visual...
August 30, 2013
In this volume, contributors present narratives and explore the way they influence the perception of the past. While acknowledging the debate about the validity of qualitative research based on narratives, this volume aims to illuminate how truth and evidence form part of a much wider debate on the...
Kelly Jean Butler
June 30, 2013
This book is about how Australians have responded to stories about suffering and injustice in Australia, presented in a range of public media, including literature, history, films, and television. Those who have responded are both ordinary and prominent Australians—politicians, writers, and...
January 30, 2010
Dwellers of Memory is an ethnographic study of how urban youth in Colombia came to be at the intersection of multiple forms of political, drug-related, and territorial violence in a country undergoing forty years of internal armed conflict. It examines the ways in which youth in the city of...
March 15, 2006
Colonial social policy in the British West Indies from the nineteenth century onward assumed that black families lacked morals, structure, and men, a void that explained poverty and lack of citizenship. African-Caribbean families appeared as the mirror opposite of the "ideal" family advocated by...
October 31, 2005
In the last decade, a focus on memory in the human sciences has encouraged new approaches to the study of the past. As the humanities and social sciences have put into question their own claims to objectivity, authority, and universality, memory has appeared to offer a way of engaging with...
October 31, 2005
In recent years memory has attracted increasing attention. From analyses of electronic communication and the Internet to discussions of heritage culture, to debates about victimhood and sexual abuse, memory is currently generating much cultural interest. This interdisciplinary collection takes a...
May 31, 2005
Understanding Europe's past became an urgent matter with the events of August 1991 in Moscow, in the former Soviet Union. The invasion of Moscow's streets by Russian people rejecting an attempted coup d'etat was the culmination of a process that had been initiated years before and raised crucial...
May 30, 2005
Gender and Memory brings together contributions from around the world and from a range of disciplines--history and sociology, socio-linguistics and family therapy, literature--to create a volume that confronts all those concerned with autobiographical testimony and narrative, both spoken and...