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Place, space and discourse
Editors: Christine Agius and Dean Keep

Identity is often regarded as something that is possessed by individuals, states, and other agents. In this edited collection, identity is explored across a range of approaches and under-explored case studies with a view to making visible its fractured, contingent, and dynamic features. The book brings together themes of belonging and exclusion, identity formation and fragmentation. It also examines how identity functions in discourse, and the effects it produces, both materially and in ideational terms. Taking in case studies from Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, the various chapters interrogate identity through formal governing mechanisms, popular culture and place. These studies demonstrate the complex and fluid nature of identity and identity practices, as well as implications for theorising identity.

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Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien

taken, there was so much activity that the morning got away from us. We had lunch booked in the hotel for two o’clock, and then we had organized appointments with friends and a party, followed by dinner. Something had to give, so we skipped the ceremony and went straight to the hotel! As already said, this story may not be factually true, but it has a truth at a deeper level. It captures the heady excitement of a time when there was significant money to spend in Ireland, and when the old authority of Church, State and a vague social and cultural memory of poverty and

in From prosperity to austerity
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Ontologies of connection, reconstruction of memory
Jeremy C.A. Smith

Pacific. The Pacific’s absence from contemporary civilisational analysis continues in a scenario in which critical scholarship on the Pacific has grown.Through exchanges between historians, artists, novelists, sociologists, activists and archaeologists from the region and counterparts from elsewhere (known as ‘outlanders’), debates about post-​colonial conditions have produced new insights, helped to foster cultural memory and islander identities and languages, generated different methods and shaped new practices (Borofsky, 2000). Furthermore, the expansion of knowledge

in Debating civilisations
Peter J. Verovšek

tradition, in collective existence as well as private life. It is less the product of facts firmly anchored in memory than of a convergence in memory of accumulated and frequently unconscious data.’ 21 Authentic experiences are thus always defined within communal frameworks or ‘experience rooted in tradition.’ 22 Despite its importance, memory is a singularly unreliable faculty. The fragility of recall highlights the distinction between what Aleida Assmann calls ‘communicative and cultural memory’ ( kommunikatives und kulturelles Gedächtnis ). 23 Both forms are

in Memory and the future of Europe
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Jeremy C.A. Smith

societies. There is an outstanding example of inter-​cultural and intra-​civilisational engagement in Oceanian civilisation. Europe’s visions and institutional logics of power did much to disorder the Pacific’s cultural worlds, as did later Cold War rivalries. Yet, engagement and connectedness are still celebrated in cultural memory and reaffirmed in the social, cultural and economic practices of islanders. Their resilience and the vitality of traditions is reminiscent of the Amerindian ontologies renewed in indigenous communities and movements of the Americas, as I

in Debating civilisations
Kate Wilkinson Cross and Pefi Kingi

collective identity; it clothes you and your cultural memories and feeds your soul. Pacific fonua are heavily contested spaces because of their understood capacity to determine collective, familial and individual rights, customary legacies, powers, and privileges. Adopting strategies that encourage a strong sense of ‘involvement and ownership in climate-change planning by

in Statelessness, governance, and the problem of citizenship
Photography and the post­Celtic Tiger landscape
Justin Carville

community brought about by Topographies of terror 107 emigration and the acceleration of modernity can easily be incorporated into narratives of cultural memory and mourning that fill the empty landscape with an aestheticized sense of pathos, the visual regime of global capitalism sees this emptiness from an entirely different perspective. This is a significant point for understanding the emergence of a topographical turn in Irish photography after the staging of the Lie of the Land exhibition. While much creative endeavour and intellectual labour had been expended on

in From prosperity to austerity
Piero Garofalo, Elizabeth Leake, and Dana Renga

’.This disruption of linear memory that is replete in the documentary helps to create a queer cultural memory with respect to the exile experience (i.e. in 191 Queering internal exile on screen the holding on to the past, and in bringing the past into the present). Also, the frequent direct address to the viewer (the experience is ‘more than you would be able to endure’ we are told) prompts audience alignment with the narrator. L’albero rosso is the only text discussed in this chapter that explicitly discusses the brutal murders of gay men (by the State, by hate groups, by the

in Internal exile in Fascist Italy
Popular agency, activity and the reframing of history
Jessica Wardhaugh

framework. In the interwar years, as Roxanne Panchasi reminds us, ‘the projection of the “nation-territory” of France into the “next war” was, to use Nora’s terminology, a lieu of both cultural memory and anticipation’. 34 Thus, preparations for civil defence in the likely event of war, culminating in the law on the General Organisation of the Nation for Wartime on 11 July 1938, created both material and psychological frameworks for the experience of the Munich moment. 35 Equally, the population displacement provoked by mobilisation and evacuation in September 1938

in The Munich Crisis, politics and the people
The ‘rude awakenings’ of the Windrush era
Stuart Ward

Present (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012), Ch. 7. 4 M. Mead, ‘ Empire Windrush : The Cultural Memory of an Imaginary Arrival’, Journal of Postcolonial Writing , 45:2 (2009), pp. 137–149, at pp. 137

in The break-up of Greater Britain