Memories on the Move

Experiencing Mobility, Rethinking the Past

  • Monika Palmberger
  • Jelena Tošić

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mnemonic Dimensions of Exile

  3. Mediating Memories on the Move

  4. Legacies and Politics of Memory

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 287-293

About this book


Bringing together vivid ethnographic material, this book opens up a timely conversation between memory and mobility/migration studies. It goes beyond the idea of the nation state as the primary unit of analysis to explore how people on the move use different forms and media of remembering to make sense of their lives and act as political subjects. Investigating when and by what means people on the move remember and communicate memories in the context of various forms of (im)mobility, the authors examine photographs, films, the reinhabiting of pre-exilic homes, pseudo-historical performances, transgenerational mnemonic gatherings and transnational political activism. This edited collection will appeal to scholars of anthropology, sociology, political science, human geography, history and oral history. 


Nation state Remembering Political activism Oral history Anthropology

Editors and affiliations

  • Monika Palmberger
    • 1
  • Jelena Tošić
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social and Cultural AnthropologyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Social and Cultural AnthropologyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-57548-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-57549-4
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