Places of Memory and Legacies in an Age of Insecurities and Globalization
This book embraces multiple concepts of place, memory and landscape referencing past but more so their contemporary significance. Spaces associated with WWI commemorations are analysed, now during a period of intensive globalizing flows alongside the socio-political malaise being experienced throughout Europe as highlighted since 2016 by the UK Brexit referendum, and election of US President Trump. Places of memory can be used to promote positive or negative perspectives vis-à-vis territorial, cultural and power paradigms i.e. keystones in the geopolitics of emotions at home and abroad. Concepts of power, conflict, place and memory are interpreted by 26 authors from throughout Europe. Part I focuses on concepts and theory – narratives, social-constructions and emotions embedded in landscapes. In Part II is appraised war and peace including changing boundaries and legacies with case studies from Ireland, Turkey, Slovenia and Italy. In Part III, legacies, ghosts and memorials are reviewed in mind-scapes and landscapes in Hungary, Kosovo, Syria, France, Israel, Sarajevo – BiH and Riga – Latvia. In Part IV, is reviewed lessons from the past, and social education with case studies from Northern Ireland, the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, Greece and Austria. This research is then surveyed, offering practical material and suggestions on how it can be used in research, formal and public education as well as autonomous learning.
This book is available in hardback and e-version from Springer International Publications: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030609818