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Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting

Maria Theresia Starzmann and John R. Roby


Excavating Memory explores memory as contested social practice in the present rather than as a passive recollection of the past. Through a diverse set of material and discursive strategies, memory is seen as a complex process that involves remembering and forgetting, erasure and inscription, absence and presence. It is from the folds between remembering and forgetting that sites of memory emerge. Taking a cue from archaeology, the collection of essays in this volume parses the multiple layers of meaning and tenuous lines of power that memory work produces. Offering a variety of approaches to t ... More

Keywords: Sites of Memory, Anthropology, Archaeology, Sociology, History, Philosophy, Archival Studies, colonial landscapes, Testimony

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813061603
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061603.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Theresia Starzmann, editor
McGill University

John R. Roby, editor

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Engaging Memory

Maria Theresia Starzmann

Part I Sites of Contestation: Memory Work in the Nation-State

4 Power Line

Richelle C. Brown

Part II Unremembered Heritage: Memories and Silences

5 Marginalized Narratives

Neelima Jeychandran

6 Land of Amnesia

Alfredo González-Ruibal

7 Imprisonment Is a Permanent Scar

M. Cinta Ramblado-Minero

Part III Storied Landscapes: Memory as Embodied Practice

9 Material Memories

Sam Grabowska And John Doering-White

10 Hate Sits in Places

Edward González-Tennant

12 The Memory Market

Nontsasa Nako

Part IV Violence and Conflict: Excavating Painful Memories

16 The Armenian Genocide

Roxana Ferllini