By Katharine Hodgkin,Susannah Radstone

This inter-disciplinary quantity demonstrates, from a number views, the complicated cultural paintings and struggles over which means that lie on the middle of what we name memory.

In the decade, a spotlight on reminiscence within the human sciences has inspired new methods to the examine of the prior. because the humanities and social sciences have placed into query their very own claims to objectivity, authority and universality, reminiscence has looked as if it would supply a fashion of attractive with wisdom of the previous as unavoidably partial, subjective and native. whilst, reminiscence and memorial practices became websites of contestation, and the politics of reminiscence are more and more fashionable.

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