Traitors, Collaborators and Deserters in Contemporary European Politics of Memory

Formulas of Betrayal

  • Gelinada Grinchenko
  • Eleonora Narvselius

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Military Formations and Combatants in “Formulas of Betrayal”

  3. Intellectuals Elites as Betrayers, the Betrayed and Masterminds Behind “Formulas of Betrayal”

  4. Collaboration in the Conditions of WWII: Crime, Punishment, Memory

  5. “Formulas of Betrayal” as a Political Ascription and Public Response

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 403-414

About this book


This volume offers a multidisciplinary approach to shaping and imposition of “formulas for betrayal” as a result of changing memory politics in post-war Europe. The contributors, who specialize in history, sociology, anthropology, memory studies, media studies and cultural studies, discuss the exertion of political control over memory (including the selection, imposition, silencing or ideological “twisting” of facts), the usage of “formulas for betrayal” in various cultural-political contexts, and the discursive framing of the betraying subject for the purpose of legitimizing various memory regimes and ideologies.


politics european memory commemoration Europe history

Editors and affiliations

  • Gelinada Grinchenko
    • 1
  • Eleonora Narvselius
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Ukrainian StudiesV. N. Karazin Kharkiv National UniversityKharkivUkraine
  2. 2.Centre for Languages and LiteratureLund UniversityLundSweden

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