Introduction: Gender and Memory Culture in Europe: Female Representations in Historical Perspective

TitleIntroduction: Gender and Memory Culture in Europe: Female Representations in Historical Perspective
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsPaletscheck, Sylvia, and Sylvia Schraut
EditorPaletscheck, Sylvia, and Sylvia Schraut
Book TitleThe Gender of Memory: Cultures of Remembrance in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century-Europe
Pagination7–30
PublisherCampus
CityFrankfurt am Main
Abstract

This introdcution of the edited volume "The Gender of Memory: Cultures of Remembrance in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century-Europe" explores the booming research on memory and history, which  is characterized, on the one hand, by a focus on public com­memoration  in the political space of the nation and, on the other, by the neglect of the  gender dimension. These two observations  are the starting point of the introdcution  which presents case studies from  several European countries: Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Nor­way and Turkey. It examines the role of gender in  memory cultures in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the ways in which they represented women. The volume started from the following questions: How can the category of gen­der be integrated into debates on memo1y culture? What function does the remembrance of historical events play in the political participation of wo­men? How can we shape a culture of memo1y that also incmporates wo­men's experiences?

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