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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

About the editors

NUTSA BATIASHVILI Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Anthropology at Washington University, St Louis, USA GUDRUN BROCKHAUS Social-Psychologist in Munich, Germany SUSANNE BUCKLEY-ZISTEL Professor for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Marburg, Germany ANGELA GUTCHESS Assistant Professor of Psychology at Brandeis University, USA MONIKA REIF-HUELSER Held Guest Professorships in Guelph, Canada, Toronto, Canada, and Shanghai, China, and has acted as Associate Professor in Iasi, Romania GABRIELE SCHWAB Chancellor's Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Irvine, USA ANJA SCHWARZ Junior Professor for British Cultural Studies at the University of Potsdam, Germany MAYA SIEGEL Ph.D. Graduate from the Psychology Department at Brandeis University, USA BRIGITTE WEIFFEN Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and Management, University of Konstanz, Germany JAMES V. WERTSCH Marshall S. Snow Professor in Arts and Sciences and Professor at Washington University, St. Louis, USA JAY WINTER Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University, USA.

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