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Material Cultures of Childhood in Second World War Britain

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Book Series: Material Culture and Modern Conflict ISBN: 9781138565265 9781351345514 9781351345491 9781351345507 9781315122946 Year: Pages: 198 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: History
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Modern warfare is a unique cultural phenomenon. While many conflicts in
history have produced dramatic shifts in human behaviour, the industrialized
nature of modern war possesses a material and psychological intensity that
embodies the extremes of our behaviours, from the total economic mobilization
of a nation state to the unbearable pain of individual loss. Fundamentally,
war is the transformation of matter through the agency of destruction,
and the character of modern technological warfare is such that it simultaneously
creates and destroys more than any previous kind of conflict.

Reconciliation, Civil Society, and the Politics of Memory

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Book Series: Erinnerungskulturen / Memory Cultures ISBN: 9783837619317 9783839419311 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627786 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100493
Subject: Social Sciences
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How did civil society function as a locus for reconciliation initiatives since the beginning of the 20th century? The essays in this volume challenge the conventional understanding of reconciliation as a benign state-driven process. They explore how a range of civil society actors – from Turkish intellectuals apologizing for the Armenian Genocide to religious organizations working towards the improvement of Franco-German relations – have confronted and coped with the past. These studies offer a critical perspective on local and transnational reconciliation acts by questioning the extent to which speech became an alternative to silence, remembrance to forgetting, engagement to oblivion.

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