After the Dresden bombing : pathways of memory, 1945 to the present
Fuchs, Anne (2011) After the Dresden bombing : pathways of memory, 1945 to the present. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230285811Full text not available from this repository.
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Together with Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Dresden belongs to a handful of global icons that capture the destructiveness of warfare in the twentieth century. Immediately recognisable, these icons are endowed with a powerful symbolism that cannot be explained with reference to historical cause and effect alone. This is precisely the terrain of this book, which addresses the long aftermath of the bombing in the collective and cultural imagination from 1945 to the present. The material under discussion ranges from archival documents, architectural journals, the built environment, travelogues, newspaper articles, documentaries, TV dramas, fiction, diaries, poetry to photography and fine art. As a case study of an event that gained local, national and global iconicity in the postwar period, it illuminates the media-specific transmission of cultural memory in dialogue with the changing socio-political landscape. Debating fundamental processes of cultural transmission, it exemplifies a new mode of doing cultural history that interweaves the local and the global.
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DD Germany|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > German Studies|
|Series Name:||Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies|
|Place of Publication:||Basingstoke|
|Date:||16 November 2011|
|Number of Pages:||296|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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