The Resource Present pasts : urban palimpsests and the politics of memory, Andreas Huyssen

Present pasts : urban palimpsests and the politics of memory, Andreas Huyssen

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Present pasts : urban palimpsests and the politics of memory
Title
Present pasts
Title remainder
urban palimpsests and the politics of memory
Statement of responsibility
Andreas Huyssen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Memory of historical trauma has a unique power to generate works of art. This book analyzes the relation of public memory to history, forgetting, and selective memory in Berlin, Buenos Aires, and New York - three late-twentieth-century cities that have confronted major social or political traumas. Berlin experienced the fall of the Berlin Wall and the city's reemergence as the German capital; Buenos Aires lived through the dictatorships of the 1970s and 1980s and their legacy of state terror and disappearances; and New York City faces a set of public memory issues concerning the symbolic value of Times Square as threatened public space and the daunting task of commemorating and rebuilding after the attack on the World Trade Center. Focusing on the issue of monumentalization in divergent artistic and media practices, the book demonstrates that the transformation of spatial and temporal experience by memory politics is a major cultural effect of globalization
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Huyssen, Andreas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BD181.7
LC item number
.H89 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory (Philosophy)
  • History
  • Memory
  • Cities and towns
  • Memory in literature
  • Mémoire (Philosophie)
  • Histoire
  • Mémoire
  • Villes
  • Mémoire dans la littérature
  • Gedenkplaatsen
  • Gedenktekens
  • Collectief geheugen
  • Mémoire collective
  • Mémoire collective
  • Conscience historique
  • Villes
  • Gedächtnis
  • Geschichtsphilosophie
  • Stadt
  • Cities and towns
  • History
  • Memory in literature
  • Memory (Philosophy)
  • Memory
Label
Present pasts : urban palimpsests and the politics of memory, Andreas Huyssen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-177)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Present pasts : media, politics, amnesia -- Monumental seduction : Christo in Berlin -- The voids of Berlin -- After the war : Berlin as palimpsest -- Fear of mice : the Times Square redevelopment -- Memory sites in an expanded field : the memory park in Buenos Aires -- Doris Salcedo's memory sculpture Unland : the orphan's tunic -- Of mice and mimesis : reading Spiegelman with Adorno -- Rewritings and new beginnings : W.G. Sebald and the literature on the air war -- Twin memories : after-images of nine/eleven
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 177 pages
Isbn
9780804745604
Lccn
2002007737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
004309597
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50143710
  • (OCoLC)ocm50143710
Label
Present pasts : urban palimpsests and the politics of memory, Andreas Huyssen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-177)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Present pasts : media, politics, amnesia -- Monumental seduction : Christo in Berlin -- The voids of Berlin -- After the war : Berlin as palimpsest -- Fear of mice : the Times Square redevelopment -- Memory sites in an expanded field : the memory park in Buenos Aires -- Doris Salcedo's memory sculpture Unland : the orphan's tunic -- Of mice and mimesis : reading Spiegelman with Adorno -- Rewritings and new beginnings : W.G. Sebald and the literature on the air war -- Twin memories : after-images of nine/eleven
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 177 pages
Isbn
9780804745604
Lccn
2002007737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
004309597
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50143710
  • (OCoLC)ocm50143710

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