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Commemorating war : the politics of memory

'Commemorating War' analyses a range of forms of remembrance, from public commemorations orchestrated by nation-states to personal testimonies of war survivors; & from cultural memories of war represented in films, plays & novels to investigations of wartime atrocities in courts of human rights
Print Book, English, 2004
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Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, N.J., 2004
xiv, 282 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
9780765808158, 0765808153
I: Framing the issues; 1: The politics of war memory and commemoration: Contexts, structures and dynamics; II: Case studies; 2: Layers of memories: Twenty years after in Argentina; 3: The South African War/Anglo-Boer War 1899–1902 and political memory in South Africa; 4: National narratives, war commemoration and racial exclusion in a settler society: The Australian case; 5: ‘This is where they fought’: Finnish war landscapes as a national heritage; 6: Remembered/replayed: The nation and male subjectivity in the Second World War films Ni Liv (Norway) and The Cruel Sea (Britain); 1: Postmemory cinema: Second-generation Israelis screen the Holocaust in Don’t Touch My Holocaust; 1: Hauntings: Memory, fiction and the Portuguese colonial wars; 9: Longing for war: Nostalgia and Australian returned soldiers after the First World War; 10: Involuntary commemorations: Post-traumatic stress disorder and its relationship to war commemoration; III: Debates and reviews; 1: War commemoration in Western Europe: Changing meanings, divisive loyalties, unheard voices
Originally published: The politics of war memory and commemoration. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000, in series: Routledge studies in memory and narrative