Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Replicating Atonement

Foreign Models in the Commemoration of Atrocities

Editors: Gabowitsch, Mischa (Ed.)

  • Looks at the whole range of ways in which some countries’ experience of atoning for past crimes come to be seen as models for others to follow and adapt
  • Uses the “German model” and looks at how it has come to be seen as exemplary in all sorts of different contexts
  • Brings together discussions from various fields connected with memory studies such as transitional justice and the study of cultural memory 
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About this book

This collection examines what happens when one country’s experience of dealing with its traumatic past is held up as a model for others to follow. In regional and country studies covering Argentina, Canada, Japan, Lebanon, Rwanda, Russia, Turkey, the United States and former Yugoslavia, the authors look at the pitfalls, misunderstandings and perverse effects–but also the promise–of trying to replicate atonement. Going beyond the idea of a global or transnational memory, this book examines the significance of foreign models in atonement practices, and analyses the role of national governments, international organisations, museums, foundations, NGOs and public intellectuals in shaping the idea that good practices of atonement can be learned. The volume also demonstrates how one can productively learn from others by appreciating the complex and contested nature of atonement practices such as Germany’s, and also by finding the necessary resources in the history of one’s own country.

 


About the authors

Mischa Gabowitsch is a sociologist and historian and works at the Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Germany. He is the author of Protest in Putin’s Russia (2016) and editor of several books on memory and commemoration published in Russian and German.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Replicating Atonement: The German Model and Beyond

    Gabowitsch, Mischa

    Pages 1-21

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  • A Japan that Cannot Say Sorry?

    Seraphim, Franziska

    Pages 25-46

  • “Best Practices” of Global Memory and the Politics of Atonement in Lebanon

    Haugbolle, Sune

    Pages 47-70

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  • Lost in Transaction in Serbia and Croatia: Memory Content as a Trade Currency

    David, Lea

    Pages 73-97

  • Turkish Vergangenheitsbewältigung: The Unbearable Burden of the Past

    Kaya, Ayhan

    Pages 99-127

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eBook 101,14 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Replicating Atonement
Book Subtitle
Foreign Models in the Commemoration of Atrocities
Editors
  • Mischa Gabowitsch
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65027-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65027-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65026-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 353
Topics