Remembering the Cold War: global contest and national stories

Lowe, David and Joel, Tony 2013, Remembering the Cold War: global contest and national stories Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, England.

Title Remembering the Cold War: global contest and national stories
Author(s) Lowe, David
Joel, Tony
Publication date 2013
Total pages 260
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of Publication Abingdon, England
Keyword(s) memory
Cold War
international history
Summary Remembering the Cold War examines how, more than two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cold War legacies continue to play crucial roles in defining national identities and shaping international relations around the globe. Given the Cold War’s blurred definition – it has neither a widely accepted commencement date nor unanimous conclusion - what is to be remembered? This book illustrates that there is, in fact, a huge body of ‘remembrance,’ and that it is more pertinent to ask: what should be included and what can be overlooked? Over five sections, this richly illustrated volume considers case studies of Cold War remembering from different parts of the world, and engages with growing theorisation in the field of memory studies, specifically in relation to war. David Lowe and Tony Joel afford careful consideration to agencies that identify with being ‘victims’ of the Cold War. In addition, the concept of arenas of articulation, which envelops the myriad spaces in which the remembering, commemorating, memorialising, and even revising of Cold War history takes place, is given prominence.
ISBN 9780415661539
Language eng
Field of Research 219999 History and Archaeology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
Restricted until 2014-07-04
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