Local Memories in a Nationalizing and Globalizing World

  • Marnix Beyen
  • Brecht Deseure

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Local, National, Transnational Memories: A Triangular Relationship

  3. The Politics of Urban Memory

  4. Places and Practices of Subaltern Memory

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 277-280

About this book


In historical studies, 'collective memory' is most often viewed as the product of nationalizing strategies carried out by political élites in the hope to create homogeneous nation-states. In contrast, this book asserts that collective memories develop out of a never-ending, triangular negotiation between local, national and transnational actors.


Memory Globalization Local Identities National Identities Germany globalization memory Museum Nation politics Transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Marnix Beyen
    • 1
  • Brecht Deseure
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)Belgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-50047-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-46938-0
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