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Law And The Politics Of Memory

Author : Stiina Loytomaki
ISBN : 9781136007446
Genre : Law
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Law and the Politics of Memory: Confronting the Past examines law’s role as a tool of memory politics in the efforts of contemporary societies to work through the traumas of their past. Using the examples of French colonialism and Vichy, as well as addressing the politics of memory surrounding the Holocaust, communism and colonialism, this book provides a critical exploration of law’s role in ‘belated’ transitional justice contexts. The book examines how and why law has become so central in processes in which the past is constituted as a series of injustices that need to be rectified and can allegedly be repaired. As such, it explores different legal modalities in processes of working through the past; addressing the implications of regulating history and memory through legal categories and legislative acts, whilst exploring how trials, restitution cases, and memory laws manage to fulfil such varied expectations as clarifying truth, rendering homage to memory and reconciling societies. Legal scholars, historians and political scientists, especially those working with transitional justice, history and memory politics in particular, will find this book a stimulating exploration of the specificity of law as an instrument and forum of the politics of memory.
Category: Law

Confronting The Past

Author : Vjeran Pavlaković
ISBN : 9789537022266
Genre : Collective memory
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Category: Collective memory

In Churchill S Shadow

Author : David Cannadine
ISBN : 019517156X
Genre : History
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With In Churchill's Shadow, David Cannadine offers an intriguing look at ways in which perceptions of a glorious past have continued to haunt the British present, often crushing efforts to shake them off. The book centers on Churchill, a titanic figure whose influence spanned the century. Though he was the savior of modern Britain, Churchill was a creature of the Victorian age. Though he proclaimed he had not become Prime Minister to "preside over the liquidation of the British Empire," in effect he was doomed to do just that. And though he has gone down in history for his defiant orations during the crisis of World War II, Cannadine shows that for most of his career Churchill's love of rhetoric was his own worst enemy. Cannadine turns an equally insightful gaze on the institutions and individuals that embodied the image of Britain in this period: Gilbert and Sullivan, Ian Fleming, Noel Coward, the National Trust, and the Palace of Westminster itself, the home and symbol of Britain's parliamentary government. This superb volume offers a wry, sympathetic, yet penetrating look at how national identity evolved in the era of the waning of an empire.
Category: History


Author : Nathalie Herschdorfer
ISBN : 0500543984
Genre : Photography
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Illustrates the aftermath of disasters through color photographs of events ranging from the Holocaust to Hurricane Katrina, and essays that describe the event, the photographer, and methods used to capture the shots.
Category: Photography

Running Ransom Road

Author : Caleb Daniloff
ISBN : 9780547450056
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A sober alcoholic documents his 18-month effort to run marathons in the cities where he once lived and engaged in abusive behaviors, assessing the redemptive benefits of running and the stories of fellow addicts who pursued similar dreams. 25,000 first printing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Facing Fascism And Confronting The Past

Author : Elke P. Frederiksen
ISBN : 0791445801
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Examines German women's literary and cultural representations of the Nazi era.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Persistence Of Language

Author : Shannon T. Bischoff
ISBN : 9789027272249
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This edited collection presents two sets of interdisciplinary conversations connecting theoretical, methodological, and ideological issues in the study of language. In the first section, Approaches to the study of the indigenous languages of the Americas, the authors connect historical, theoretical, and documentary linguistics to examine the crucial role of endangered language data for the development of biopsychological theory and to highlight how methodological decisions impact language revitalization efforts. Section two, Approaches to the study of voices and ideologies, connects anthropological and documentary linguistics to examine how discourses of language contact, endangerment, linguistic purism and racism shape scholarly practice and language policy and to underscore the need for linguists and laypersons alike to acquire the analytical tools to deconstruct discourses of inequality. Together, these chapters pay homage to the scholarship of Jane H. Hill, demonstrating how a critical, interdisciplinary linguistics narrows the gap between disparate fields of analysis to treat the ecology of language in its entirety.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Legacy Of Abuse

Author : Alice H. Henkin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063190701
Genre : Crimes against humanity
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Category: Crimes against humanity