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Local Memories in a Nationalizing and Globalizing World

  • Marnix Beyen
  • Brecht Deseure

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Local, National, Transnational Memories: A Triangular Relationship

  3. The Politics of Urban Memory

  4. Places and Practices of Subaltern Memory

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 277-280

About this book


In historical studies, 'collective memory' is most often viewed as the product of nationalizing strategies carried out by political élites in the hope to create homogeneous nation-states. In contrast, this book asserts that collective memories develop out of a never-ending, triangular negotiation between local, national and transnational actors.


Memory Globalization Local Identities National Identities Germany globalization memory Museum Nation politics Transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Marnix Beyen
    • 1
  • Brecht Deseure
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)Belgium

About the editors

Mathias Berek, Universität Leipzig, Germany Geoffrey Cubitt, University of York, UK Willem Frijhoff, Dutch National Research Organization (NWO) Gerald M. Greenfield, University of Wisconsin Parkside, USA Christine Gundermann, University of Cologne, Germany Andrea Hajek, Warwick Oral History Network, UK Duncan Light, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Emilia Palonen, University of Helsinki, Finland Karl Qualls, Dickinson College, USA Michael Wert, Marquette University, USA Tom Williams, University of Valenciennes, France Craig Young, Metropolitan University of Manchester, UK

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