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Introduction: Memories on the Move—Experiencing Mobility, Rethinking the Past

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

Abstract

Based on a review of the first interdisciplinary explorations of memory and migration, the Introduction highlights the need for closer ethnographic inspection of memory practices in the context of different mobility regimes. It underscores the importance of going beyond methodological nationalism while acknowledging the persistent power of the nation state both to regulate mobility and to define the past. Moreover, it draws attention to the agentive dimensions of memory practices, to how, when and by which means and media people on the move remember and communicate memories in various contexts of (im)mobility. Finally, it provides an overview of the book’s three parts: Mnemonic Dimensions of Exile, Mediating Memories on the Move and Legacies and Politics of Memory.

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  • Memory Work
  • Memory Study
  • Involuntary Memory
  • Mobility Regime
  • Mnemonic Process

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We wish to acknowledge that the phrase ‘Memory on the Move’ has already been used in memory studies (see for example Assmann and Conrad 2010; Rigney 2012).

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Tošić, J., Palmberger, M. (2016). Introduction: Memories on the Move—Experiencing Mobility, Rethinking the Past. In: Palmberger, M., Tošić, J. (eds) Memories on the Move. Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57549-4_1

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