Memory and Narrative
Studies in Memory and Narrative is an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural series which interrogates personal and collective representations of the past. Volumes in the series analyze oral culture and personal narratives/life stories for the distinct perspective they provide on the historical experience of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, working life, colonialism, political allegiances, mass political violence, and nationalism. These works investigate the role played by monuments, museums, art galleries, international criminal tribunals, motion pictures, television, radio, and electronic technologies in disseminating versions of the past that supplement but often contradict personal accounts, whether written or oral. By contrasting the functions of the varied forms of remembrance and their intersections to create regimes of memory, the series promotes a fuller understanding of how remembering and forgetting, patterns of narrative communication, and social practice come together to structure personal and collective identity within overlapping, often competing versions of the past.