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This chapter identifies several themes that emerge from the contributions to this volume. These include how memorialization, once “unmoored” from the state and physicality, permits new patterns of contestation of official narratives as well as the reclaiming of the past by non-state actors. It also considers some of the more nefarious possibilities of these developments, entertaining the idea that challenging narratives can help conflict endure. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the implications of the processes addressed in this volume for larger issues such as memory and truth, as well as possibilities for further research.
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