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Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Public Memory in the Context of Transnational Migration and Displacement

Migrants and Monuments

Editors: Marschall, Sabine (Ed.)

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  • Discusses how memory is strategically deployed to defend positions in regards to identity and belonging
  • Explores topical debates surrounding monuments erected by or in memory of refugees and migrants
  • Presents nine socially and geo-politically diverse case studies
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This book explores the border-transcending dimensions of public remembering by focussing on the triangular relationship between memory, monuments and migration. Framed by an introduction and conclusion, nine case studies located in diverse social and geo-political settings feature topical debates and contestation around monuments, statues and memorials erected by migrants or in memory of migrants, refugees and diasporas in host country societies. Written from different disciplinary perspectives including anthropology, art history, cultural studies and political science, the chapters consider displaced people as new, originally unintended audiences who bring transnational and transcultural perspectives to old monuments in host cities. In addition, migrants and diasporic communities are explored as ‘agents of memory’, who produce collective memory in tense environments of intra- and inter-group negotiation or outright hostility at the national and transnational level. The research is conceptually anchored in memory studies, notably transnational memory, multidirectional memory and other concepts emerging from memory studies’ recent ‘transcultural turn’.

About the authors

Sabine Marschall is Professor in Cultural and Heritage Tourism at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Her research has explored various aspects of cultural heritage and commemorative monuments. More recently, she has focused on the tourism-migration nexus and the role of memory in migration and travel.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Monuments in the Context of Migration: An Introduction

    Pages 1-27

    Marschall, Sabine

  • Memorializing Migration: Immigrant Patronage, Public Memory and the Syrian Centennial Monument to Argentina (1910)

    Pages 31-60

    Wolf, Caroline ‘Olivia’ M.

  • ‘Columbus Might Be Dwarfed to Obscurity’: Italian Americans’ Engagement with Columbus Monuments in a Time of Decolonization

    Pages 61-93

    Ruberto, Laura E. (et al.)

  • Long-Distance Nationalism: Ukrainian Monuments and Historical Memory in Multicultural Canada

    Pages 95-126

    Rudling, Per A.

  • Political and Social Contestation in the Memorialization of ‘Comfort Women’

    Pages 127-156

    McCarthy, Mary M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Memory in the Context of Transnational Migration and Displacement
Book Subtitle
Migrants and Monuments
Editors
  • Sabine Marschall
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41329-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41329-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41328-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 326
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations
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