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Routledge Studies in Memory and Narrative: New International Debates

About the Series

This series explores:
* new and continuing debates on the nature and use of memory in the social and behavioural sciences and history
* new insights into the structure and function of narrative, genre and the nature of text as source
* theory, method and technology of interviews
* issues of subjectivity and social change
* contemporary significance of 'oral' society.
The subjects covered include social history, sociology, literature, social anthropology and psychology.

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The Ethiopian Jewish Exodus Narratives of the Journey

The Ethiopian Jewish Exodus: Narratives of the Journey

1st Edition

By Gadi BenEzer
March 03, 2016

Between 1977 and 1985, some 20,000 Ethiopian Jews left their homes in Ethiopia and - motivated by an ancient dream of returning to the land of their ancestors, 'Yerussalem' - embarked on a secret and highly traumatic exodus to Israel. Due to various political circumstances they had to leave their ...

Lines of Narrative Psychosocial Perspectives

Lines of Narrative: Psychosocial Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Molly Andrews, Shelley Day Sclater, Corinne Squire, Amal Treacher
September 08, 2015

This volume brilliantly advances our understanding of the use of narrative in the social sciences. It brings together contemporary work on narrative theory and methods and presents a fascinating range of case-studies, from Princess Diana's Panorama interview to the memoirs of the wives of US ...

On Living Through Soviet Russia

On Living Through Soviet Russia

1st Edition

Edited By Daniel Bertaux, Anna Rotkirch, Paul Thompson
July 20, 2015

For a period of over seventy years after the 1917 revolutions in Russia, talking about the past, either political or personal, became dangerous. The new policy of glasnost at the end of the 1980s resulted in a flood of reminiscence, almost nightly on television and more formally collected by new ...

The Politics of War Memory and Commemoration

The Politics of War Memory and Commemoration

1st Edition

Edited By T.G. Ashplant, Graham Dawson, Michael Roper
May 07, 2015

War memory and commemoration have had increasingly high profiles in public and academic debates in recent years. This volume examines some of the social changes which have led to this development, among them the passing of the two World Wars from survivor into cultural memory. Focusing on the ...

Narratives of Guilt and Compliance in Unified Germany Stasi Informers and their Impact on Society

Narratives of Guilt and Compliance in Unified Germany: Stasi Informers and their Impact on Society

1st Edition

By Barbara Miller
December 22, 2014

Analysing Stasi files and interviews with one time informers, the author examines the confrontation with this legacy in united Germany. She discusses the daily machinations of the state and the motivation and justification of being an informer....

Trauma and Life Stories

Trauma and Life Stories

1st Edition

Edited By With Graham Dawson, Kim Lacy Rogers, Selma Leydesdorff
December 22, 2014

In this volume leading academics explore the relationship between the experiences of terror and helplessness, the way in which survivors remember and the representation of these memories in the language and form of their life stories....

Memory and Memorials, 1789-1914 Literary and Cultural Perspectives

Memory and Memorials, 1789-1914: Literary and Cultural Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Matthew Campbell, Jaqueline M. Labbe, Sally Shuttleworth
April 09, 2014

Ranging historically from the French Revolution to the beginnings of Modernism, this book examines the significance of memory in an era of furious social change. Through an examination of literature, history and science the authors explore the theme of memory as a tool of social progression. This ...

Contested Pasts The Politics of Memory

Contested Pasts: The Politics of Memory

1st Edition

Edited By Katharine Hodgkin, Susannah Radstone
March 31, 2014

This inter-disciplinary volume demonstrates, from a range of perspectives, the complex cultural work and struggles over meaning that lie at the heart of what we call memory. In the last decade, a focus on memory in the human sciences has encouraged new approaches to the study of the past. As the ...

Narrative and Genre

Narrative and Genre

1st Edition

Edited By Mary Chamberlain, Paul Thompson
February 14, 2014

Any life story, whether a written autobiography or an oral testimony, is shaped not only by the reworkings of experience through memory and re-evaluation, but also art. Any communication has to use shared conventions not only of language itself but also the more complex expectations of 'genre': of ...

Japanese Bankers in the City of London Language, Culture and Identity in the Japanese Diaspora

Japanese Bankers in the City of London: Language, Culture and Identity in the Japanese Diaspora

1st Edition

By Junko Sakai
October 12, 2012

The globalisation of the present day world economy means that more and more people are experiencing different cultures through their work. Focusing on the real experiences of workers in Japanese transnational finance companies, this book not only throws light on this specific case, but at the same ...

The Roots of Environmental Consciousness Popular Tradition and Personal Experience

The Roots of Environmental Consciousness: Popular Tradition and Personal Experience

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Hussey, Paul Thompson
April 10, 2012

This book examines the roots of contemporary environmental consciousness and action in terms of both popular experience and tradition. A wide range of geographical and thematic case-studies explore the myth, tradition and collective memory that shape our environmental thought. Containing a wealth ...

Art and the Performance of Memory Sounds and Gestures of Recollection

Art and the Performance of Memory: Sounds and Gestures of Recollection

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Cándida Smith
November 25, 2011

This book investigates the role that the visual and performing arts play in our experience and understanding of the past. Expanding upon longstanding concerns in cultural history about the relation of text and image, the book highlights the distinction between enactive and cognitive memory and the ...

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