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Robert Gildea
Olga Manojlović Pintar

10 Afterlives and memories Robert Gildea and Olga Manojlović Pintar with Mercedes Yusta Rodrigo, Jorge Marco, Diego Gaspar Celaya, Roderick Bailey, Jason Chandrinos, Cristina Diac, Zdenko Maršálek, Franziska Zaugg, Bojan Aleksov, Yaacov Falkov and Megan Koreman In 1993 an elderly Frenchman, Jean-Baptiste Boyer, travelled to a ceremony in Slovakia which was recognising the role of foreign fighters in the Slovak national uprising. In 1944 he had been sent under Vichy’s STO scheme to work for the Third Reich’s war economy in a factory at Dubnica. As the Soviets

in Fighters across frontiers
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Jenny Edkins

memory and the future 95 5 1 Memory and the future Imaginations of socially just futures for humans usually take the idea of single, homogenous, secure historical time for granted. – Dipesh Chakrabarty2 Studies of processes and practices of memory explore how people respond to events in the past: how they remember, forget, account for, forgive, memorialise, or commemorate what has happened, and, often, how the way in which they do so produces, reproduces or challenges certain forms of politics or certain specific political structures and systems located in

in Change and the politics of certainty
The 2008 Italy–Libya Friendship Treaty and thereassembling of Fortress Europe
Chiara De Cesari

3 Memory as border work: the 2008 Italy–Libya Friendship Treaty and the reassembling of Fortress Europe Chiara De Cesari A border is made real through imagination. (Van Houtum 2012: 412) In this chapter, I examine one peculiar border zone, namely the Mediterranean Sea – and more precisely that stretch of sea extending between Italy and Libya – in order to explore how memory-making contributes to its re-bordering. The cemetery of an astonishing and growing number of migrants and asylum seekers, this stretch of sea has become a symbol of Fortress Europe and of

in The political materialities of borders
James W. McAuley
Neil Ferguson

[I]t is not the truth which matters in Northern Ireland, but what people believe to be the truth. (Brian Faulkner, Irish Times , 5 January 1972) The Troubles in Northern Ireland produced huge social turmoil and political division that still structures and provides guidelines for that society. Much of its legacy is encapsulated in, and presented through, expressions and representations of collective memory. The

in Troubles of the past?
August 1969 and the outbreak of the Northern Ireland conflict
Shaun McDaid

. The tragic events of the early period of the conflict have been covered extensively by scholars, from a range of different perspectives (see Hennessey, 2005 ; Kennedy-Pipe, 1997 ). The memory of republican violence has also been studied, including from the perspective of those who have attempted to categorise it as a form of ‘ethnic cleansing’, a term more usually associated with the Balkan wars of the 1990s (Lewis and McDaid, 2017 ). What is perhaps less well studied is how the events at the outbreak of the conflict have come to be remembered collectively in

in Troubles of the past?
Participatory and collective memories in Croatia and Argentina
Máire Braniff

On 25 March 1977 the Argentinian journalist Rudolfo Walsh posted the now infamous ‘ Carta abierta de un escritor a la junta militar’ (‘A writer's open letter to the military junta’), soon after which he was shot, killed and disappeared by the dictatorship (Walsh, 1977 ). Walsh was one of the estimated thirty thousand people disappeared by the dictatorship (1976–83). Twenty years later, judicial investigations into the crimes of the dictatorship commenced and collective memory-making became commonplace. Walsh's friend Jorge González Perrin

in Troubles of the past?
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Stacey Gutkowski

age cohort of people. They have a sense of themselves and other people have a sense of them as ‘a generation’. The ‘baby boomers’ in post-war America and the ‘1968 generation’ in Europe are examples. Millennials across the developed world are another. For Mannheim, generational memory is shaped by pivotal, public, ‘transformative events’ during a ‘critical period’. Previous research on Israeli collective memory bears this out. It showed that age cohorts placed most emphasis on the pivotal events they experienced during their youth. The Holocaust was an exception

in Religion, war and Israel’s secular millennials
Annika Bergman Rosamond
Christine Agius

10 Sweden, military intervention and the loss of memory Annika Bergman Rosamond and Christine Agius Introduction Since the 1990s, Sweden has gradually changed from a neutral country to one that is ‘militarily non-aligned.’ It has taken active part in international peace operations under the command of NATO and the EU, and contributed forces to operations in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Libya. In 2015 Sweden also set aside resources to train Kurdish troops in Northern Iraq in the fight against ISIS (Dagens Nyheter 2015). At the 2014 NATO Summit in Warsaw, Sweden

in The politics of identity
Aaron Edwards

In Regarding the Pain of Others , Susan Sontag observes that the past casts a spell on those who choose to remember it: ‘Remembering is an ethical act and has ethical value in and of itself. Memory is, achingly, the only relation we can have with the dead.’ She goes on to argue: ‘So the belief that remembering is an ethical act is deep in our natures as humans, who know we are going to die, and who mourn those who in the normal course of things die before us – grandparents, parents, teachers, and older friends’ (Sontag, 2003 : 103

in Troubles of the past?
Susan O’Halloran

9 Memories of Sinn Féin Britain, 1975–85 Susan O’Halloran Then and now In March 2014 the Queen hosted a State banquet at Windsor for the President of Ireland, attended by Martin McGuinness, Sinn Féin’s Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, who later joined the celebrations from a VIP box in the Royal Albert Hall. In May a Sinn Féin candidate topped the European polls in both Dublin and Northern Ireland. Sinn Féin councillors took more votes than any other party in the Northern local elections, and in the South Sinn Féin took control of Dublin. It is hard

in The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain