In Genocide, Collective Violence, and Popular Memory: The Politics of Remembrance in the Twentieth Century, the editors present and discuss the many different social responses to the challenge of coming to terms with past reigns of terror and collective violence. Designed for undergraduate courses in political violence and revolution, this volume treats a wide variety of incidents of collective violence-from decades-long genocide to short-lived massacres. The selection of essays provides a broad range of thought-provoking case studies from Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. This provocative collection of readings from around the world will spur debate and discussion of this timely and important topic in the classroom and beyond.
David E. Lorey is program officer for the U.S.-Latin American Relations Program at the Hewlett Foundation. William H. Beezley is one of the pioneers of the cultural history of Mexico and has authored and co-authored several books.
Part 1 I Latin America Chapter 2 Irruptions of Memory: Expressive Politics in Chile's Transition to Democracy Chapter 3 Layers of Memories: Twenty Years after in Argentina Chapter 4 The Unmaking of Rigoberta Menchu Part 5 II Africa Chapter 6 Ethnicity and the Politics of History in Rwanda Chapter 7 The Burdens of Truth: An Evalution of the Psychological Support Services and Initiatives undertaken by the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission Part 8 III Asia Chapter 9 The Cambodian Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes: National Narrative Chapter 10 Buajingan! Indonesian Art, Literature, and State Violence around the Downfall of President Soeharto Chapter 11 Mnemosyne Abroad: Reflections on the Chinese and Jewish Commitment to Remembrance Chapter 12 Acting Out Democracy: Political Theater in Modern China Part 13 IV Germany and Japan: Legacies of World War Chapter 14 War Stories: The Search for a Usable Past in the Federal Republic of Germany Chapter 15 Photography, National Identity, and the 'Cataract of Times' : Wartime Images and the Case of Japan