War and memory in the twentieth century

Martin Evans (Editor), K. Lunn (Editor)

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This unique and absorbing book looks at the ways in which images and memories of war have emerged and endured in the twentieth century. Through a number of studies by the leading experts in the field, ranging from the construction of memorials through to film and personal testimonies, the complex identities of war memories and their social, cultural and political significances are thoroughly discussed. War and Memory in the Twentieth Century explores differing ways in which memories of conflicts are constructed from a multitude of perspectives and representations, including: * the written and spoken word * cinematic and film images * photography * monuments and memorials * museums * rituals and public celebrationThe book also discusses how memories of war differ between nations and individuals, and between proximity and distance in time. Wide-ranging and original, individual essays cover topics such as Anne Frank, British war crimes, the Gulf War in British popular culture, German memory and identity, and popular film. This truly interdisciplinary and wide-ranging book will be of interest to the general reader as well as students and academics of history, war and society, political science, cultural studies and media studies
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherBerg Publishers
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)9781859731994
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 1997


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