The Politics of War Memory and Commemoration
Edited by T.G. Ashplant, Graham Dawson, Michael Roper
Published November 16th 2000 by Routledge – 304 pages
War memory and commemoration have had increasingly high profiles in public and academic debates in recent years. This volume examines some of the social changes which have led to this development, among them the passing of the two World Wars from survivor into cultural memory. Focusing on the politics of war memory and commemoration, the book illuminates the struggle to install particular memories at the centre of a cultural world, and offers an extensive argument about how the politics of commemoration practices should be understood.
Part I. Framing the Issues
Part II. Case Studies
Part III. Debates and Reviews