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The politics of regret : on collective memory and historial responsibility, Jeffrey K. Olick

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The politics of regret : on collective memory and historial responsibility
Title
The politics of regret
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on collective memory and historial responsibility
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Jeffrey K. Olick
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eng
Summary
"In the past decade, Jeffrey Olick has established himself as one of the world's pre-eminent sociologists of memory (and, related to this, both cultural sociology and social theory). His recent book on memory in postwar Germany, In the House of the Hangman (University of Chicago Press, 2005) has garnered a great deal of acclaim. This book collects his best essays on a range of memory related issues and adds a couple of new ones. It is more conceptually expansive than his other work and will serve as a great introduction to this important theorist. In the past quarter century, the issue of memory has not only become an increasingly important analytical category for historians, sociologists and cultural theorists, it has become pervasive in popular culture as well. Part of this is a function of the enhanced role of both narrative and representation - the building blocks of memory, so to speak - across the social sciences and humanities. Just as importantly, though, there has also been an increasing acceptance of the notion that the past is no longer the province of professional historians alone. Additionally, acknowledging the importance of social memory has not only provided agency to ordinary people when it comes to understanding the past, it has made conflicting interpretations of the meaning of the past more fraught, particularly in light of the terrible events of the twentieth century. Olick looks at how catastrophic, terrible pasts - Nazi Germany, apartheid South Africa - are remembered, but he is particularly concerned with the role that memory plays in social structures. Memory can foster any number of things - social solidarity, nostalgia, civil war - but it always depends on both the nature of the past and the cultures doing the remembering. Prior to his studies of individual episodes, he fully develops his theory of memory and society, working through Bergson, Halbwachs, Elias, Bakhtin, and Bourdieu."--Publisher description
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1964-
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Olick, Jeffrey K.
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Collective memory
  • Regret
  • Political atrocities
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The politics of regret : on collective memory and historial responsibility, Jeffrey K. Olick
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-222) and index
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online resource
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: From Collective Memory to the Politics of Regret -- Collective Memory: The Two Cultures -- Collective Memory and Cultural Constraint: Holocaust Myth and Rationality in German Politics -- Genre Memories and Memory Genres: A Dialogical Analysis of May 8, 1945, Commemorations in the Federal Republic of Germany -- Figurations of Memory: A Process-Relational Methodology, Illustrated on the German Case -- The Politics of Regret: Analytical Frames -- The Value of Regret? Lessons from and For Germany -- From Theodicy to Ressentiment: Trauma and the Ages of Compensation -- Collective Memory and Chronic Differentiation: Historicity and the Public Sphere
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ybp99984182551
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unknown
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1 online resource (viii, 229 pages)
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online
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Limited to one user at a time
Isbn
9781135909819
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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9780415956833
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illustrations
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Electronic reproduction.
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Label
The politics of regret : on collective memory and historial responsibility, Jeffrey K. Olick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-222) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: From Collective Memory to the Politics of Regret -- Collective Memory: The Two Cultures -- Collective Memory and Cultural Constraint: Holocaust Myth and Rationality in German Politics -- Genre Memories and Memory Genres: A Dialogical Analysis of May 8, 1945, Commemorations in the Federal Republic of Germany -- Figurations of Memory: A Process-Relational Methodology, Illustrated on the German Case -- The Politics of Regret: Analytical Frames -- The Value of Regret? Lessons from and For Germany -- From Theodicy to Ressentiment: Trauma and the Ages of Compensation -- Collective Memory and Chronic Differentiation: Historicity and the Public Sphere
Control code
ybp99984182551
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 229 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Limited to one user at a time
Isbn
9781135909819
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780415956833
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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