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Memories on the Move

Experiencing Mobility, Rethinking the Past

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Demonstrates the crucial link between memory, mobility and politics

  • Analyzes a diverse range of media and forms of remembering

  • Provides an interdisciplinary take on this timely subject that will appeal across the social sciences and humanities

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

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mnemonic Dimensions of Exile

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17
  3. Mediating Memories on the Move

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 99-99
    2. Memory in Motion: Photographs in Suitcases

      • Natalia Alonso Rey
      Pages 101-125
  4. Legacies and Politics of Memory

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185
    2. Nomadism and Nostalgia in Hungary

      • László Kürti
      Pages 217-246
  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. 

Keywords

  • Nation state
  • Remembering
  • Political activism
  • Oral history
  • Anthropology

Reviews

“Contesting common assumptions about the rootedness of memory in nation, space and place, Memories on the Move explores the mobility of memory in our age of political change, migration and refugeehood. Through a series of excellent essays focusing on the mobility of people, objects, sites and paradigms, this volume uses concrete ethnographic analyses of memory practices in different parts of the globe to offer theoretical reflections on how memory shapes and is shaped by mobility in time and space.” (Marianne Hirsch, Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality, Columbia University, USA)

Memories on the Move is a brilliant edited volume that fills an important gap in the field of memory studies as it weaves together issues of mobility and remembering. Drawing on fine-grained ethnographical cases, it offers a rich and complex portrait of mnemonic constructions in the context of forced migration, exile and transnationalism. It is clearly a must-read for anthropologists, sociologists, historians and political scientists as well as for all scholars interested in the contemporary dynamics of memory, identity and mobility.” (David Berliner, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

“This thought-provoking volume disentangles, ethnographically, the complexity of meaning-making practices of memory/forgetting in various contexts of (im)mobility. By doing so, it brings into scholarly dialogue, in a very productive and engaging way, two virtually disconnected fields of study.” (Noel B. Salazar, University of Leuven, Belgium)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

    Monika Palmberger, Jelena Tošić

About the editors

Monika Palmberger is Visiting Professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium, and Research
Fellow at the University of Vienna, Austria.

Jelena Tošić is Research Fellow at the University of Vienna, Austria, and Lecturer at the
University of Bern, Switzerland.



Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Memories on the Move

  • Book Subtitle: Experiencing Mobility, Rethinking the Past

  • Editors: Monika Palmberger, Jelena Tošić

  • Series Title: Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57549-4

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-57548-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-349-84697-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-137-57549-4

  • Series ISSN: 2662-2602

  • Series E-ISSN: 2662-2610

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 293

  • Number of Illustrations: 12 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Human Migration, Memory Studies, Ethnography, Human Geography, Political Science

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-137-57549-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)