In Remembering Gecide an international group of scholars draw on current research from a range of disciplines to explore how communities throughout the world remember gecide. Whether coming to terms with atrocities committed in Namibia and Rwanda, Australia, Canada, the Punjab, Armenia, Cambodia and during the Holocaust, those seeking to remember gecide are confronted with numerous challenges. Survivors grapple with the possibility, or even the desirability, of recalling painful memories. Societies where gecide has been perpetrated find it difficult to engage with an uncomfortable historical legacy. Still, to forget gecide, as this volume edited by Nigel Eltringham and Pam Maclean shows, is t an option. To do so reinforces the vulnerability of groups whose very existence remains in jeopardy and denies them the possibility of bringing perpetrators to justice. Contributors discuss how gecide is represented in media including literature, memorial books, film and audiovisual testimony. Debates surrounding the role museums and monuments play in constructing and transmitting memory are highlighted. Finally, authors engage with controversies arising from attempts to mobilise and manipulate memory in the service of reconciliation, compensation and transitional justice.
Nigel Eltringham is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex. He is the author of Accounting for Horror: Post-Genocide Debates in Rwanda (2004) and editor of Framing Africa: Portrayals of a Continent in Contemporary Mainstream Cinema (2013). He is currently working on a monograph on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Pam Maclean is an Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University. She has published widely on Holocaust memory, particularly in relation to Holocaust videotestimony and her publications include Testifying to the Holocaust (2008), co-edited with Michele Langfield and Dvir Abramovich.
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