Memory in Transatlantic Relations: From the Cold War to the Global War on Terror

1st Edition

Kryštof Kozák, György Tóth, Paul Bauer, Allison Wanger

February 26, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 256 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415788540 - CAT# Y319217
Series: Memory Studies: Global Constellations


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This volume focuses on the uses of collective memory in transatlantic relations between the United States, and western and central European nations in the period from the Cold War to the present day. Sitting at the intersection of international relations, history, memory studies and various "area" studies, Memory in Transatlantic Relations examines the role of memory in an international context, including the ways in which policy and decision makers utilize memory; the relationship between trauma, memory and international politics; the multiplicity of actors who shape memory; and the role of memory in the conflicts in post-Cold War Europe.

Thematically organized and presenting studies centered on the US, the UK, Hungary, France, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the authors explore the built environment (memorials) and performances of memory (commemorations), shedding light on the ways in which memories are mobilized to frame relations between the US and nations in western and Central Europe. As such, it will appeal to scholars across the social sciences and historians with interests in memory studies, foreign policy and international relations.

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