ISBN 9780719063442,The Memory of Catastrophe

The Memory of Catastrophe

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Manchester University Press

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780719063442

ISBN-10 0719063442


Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)

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Memories of catastrophes--both those which occur naturally and those which are consequences of human actions--loom large in the modern consciousness. The volume opens with an investigation of the concepts of catastrophe and collective memory, and the relationships between them. Arguing that a pervasive catastrophic memory may be as disabling as it is instructive, Gray and Oliver stress the necessity of rendering the phenomenon subject to secular critical inquiry. The value of such an approach is then demonstrated in a series of case studies.