The Gender of Memory: Cultures of Remembrance in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Europe

TitleThe Gender of Memory: Cultures of Remembrance in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Europe
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsPaletschek, Sylvia, and Sylvia Schraut
Number of Pages287
PublisherCampus
CityFrankfurt/Main
Abstract

The booming research on memory and history 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 this volume, 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 memory that also incorporates women's experiences?

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