Between Moral Activism and Archival Memory: the Testimonial Project of ‘Breaking the Silence’

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Abstract

Viewing public memory as a cultural field of struggle over meanings and values, we address the question of how oppositional voices can insert themselves into an institutionally controlled conversation about a nation’s past and thereby reshape its memory-scapes. In particular, we are interested in two themes: (1) the interplay of ‘archival memory’ as a depository of knowledge about the past and its enactment as lived or usable memory in the immediate or distant future; (2) the role played by personal memories in renegotiating public memory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn Media Memory
EditorsMotti Neiger, Eyal Zandberg, Oren Meyers
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan London
Pages77-87
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9780230307070
ISBN (Print)9780230275683
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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