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The Gender of Memory

Cultures of Remembrance in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Europe

This volume addresses the complex relationship between memory, culture, and gender—as well as the representation of women in national memory—in several European countries. An international group of contributors explore the national allegories of memory in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the relationship between violence and war in the recollections of both families and the state, and the methodological approaches that can be used to study a gendered culture of memory.

350 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 3/8 | © 2008

History: European History

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Gender and Memory Culture in Europe – Female Representations in Historical Perspective
   Sylvia Paletschek and Sylvia Schraut
I. Women and Female Allegories in Political Cultures of Memory
Marginal Figure in the Nation: Gendered National Memories in Late Nineteenth-Century Western European Metropoles
   Helke Rausch
Gendering Germany: Feminine Imagery in Catholic National Memory during the Kulturkampf
   Rebecca Ayako Bennette
Mother Bulgaria, Mother Russia and their Sisters: Female Allegories between Nation and Religion as Histoire Croisée?
   Stefan Rohdewald
Memory, Gender and Anti-fascism in France and Britain in the 1930s
   Astrid Swenson
Deutschland, bleiche Mutter: Allegories of Germany in Post-Nazi Cinema
   Guido Vitiello
Modern yet Modest: Woman Allegories in Turkish Modernization
   Pinar M. Yelsali Parmakziz
II. Violence, War and Gender – Memory and Remembrance in Family and State
Gender and Politics: Patriotic Women in Finnish Public Memory after 1944
   Tiina Kinnunen   
A UselessWar Memory: Erotic Fraternization, German Soldiers and Gender in Finland
   Anu Heiskanen
"If only grandfather was here to tell us …": Gender as a Category in the Culture of Memory of the Occupation in Denmark and Norway
   Helle Bjerg and Claudia Lenz
Gendered Memory of Military Violence in Eastern Europe in the 20th Century
   Andrea Peto   
III. Concepts of Gendered Memory
The Dynamics of Memories and the Process of Canonization
   Maria Grever and Kees Ribbens
Remembrance and Gender: Making Gender Visible and Inscribing Women into Memory Culture    
   Sylvia Schraut and Sylvia Paletschek

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