Contortions of Memory

  • Anita BakshiEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict book series (PSCHC)


This chapter focuses on important themes related to place and memory that emerge when the element of conflict exerts additional forces on place-based memories. Which functions and manifestations of memory are of increased importance when conflict, trauma, migration, or exile disrupt the normal relationship between peoples and the places they have called home? I shape my discussion with examples from a number of cities, including Berlin, Jerusalem, and Lhasa. This discussion is organized under the themes of: intergenerational memory, cultivated memory, urban mythologies, image, and absence.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Landscape ArchitectureRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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