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Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory

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Memory of historical trauma has a unique power to generate works of art. This book analyzes the relation of public memory to history, forgetting, and selective memory in Berlin, Buenos Aires, and New York-three late-twentieth-century cities that have confronted major social or political traumas. Berlin experienced the fall of the Berlin Wall and the city's reemergence as the German capital; Buenos Aires lived through the dictatorships of the 1970s and 1980s and their legacy of state terror and disappearances; and New York ...

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0804745617

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9780804745611

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Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory
2003, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804745611

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Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory
2003, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804745604

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