Memory and Political Change

  • Aleida Assmann
  • Linda Shortt

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Memory and Political Change: Introduction

    1. Aleida Assmann, Linda Shortt
      Pages 1-14
  3. Transgenerational Transmission

  4. Instruments of Change

  5. Re-Imagining the Past for the Future

  6. Resistance to Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Angela H. Gutchess, Maya Siegel
      Pages 201-215
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 216-223

About this book


Examining the role of memory in the transition from totalitarian to democratic systems, this book makes an important contribution to memory studies. It explores memory as a medium of and impediment to change, looking at memory's biological, cultural, narrative and socio-psychological dimensions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Aleida Assmann
    • 1
  • Linda Shortt
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KonstanzGermany
  2. 2.Bangor UniversityWalesUK

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