Teoriseminar: Political Memory and State Power – Holocaust Remembrance after Communism

Fre 25 jan. 2019
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Legg i kalender 19-01-25 13:15 19-01-25 15:00 38 Teoriseminar: Political Memory and State Power – Holocaust Remembrance after Communism Jelena Subotic undersøker i sitt nye prosjekt om, og på hvilken måte, staten kan regulere hvordan man minnes store politiske hendelser. NUPI NUPI seminar@nupi.no http://www.facebook.com/events/160427380695693 false DD/MM/YYYY

Jelena Subotic undersøker i sitt nye prosjekt om, og på hvilken måte, staten kan regulere hvordan man minnes store politiske hendelser.

Sammendrag:

“This project explores the strength and limits of state power in regulating contested political memory. Specifically, I examine the political predicament of post-communist states which today are dealing with conflicting sources of ontological insecurity. They are anxious to be perceived as fully European by "core" European states, a status that remains fleeting. Being fully European, however, means sharing in the cosmopolitan European narratives of the 20th century, perhaps the strongest being the narrative of the Holocaust.

Exercising their state power by influencing European Union’s own memory politics and legislation, post-communist states have attempted to resolve these insecurities by undergoing a radical revision of their respective Holocaust remembrance where the memory, symbols, and imagery of the Holocaust become appropriated to represent crimes of communism.”

Jelena Subotic er professor i statsvitenskap ved Georgia State University i Atlanta, USA. Hun har skrevet to bøker, Hijacked Justice: Dealing with the Past på Balkan (Cornell University Press, 2009) og Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism (kommer, Cornell University Press), og mer enn tjue vitenskapelige artikler. Subotic forsker på minnepolitikk, identitet og menneskerettigheter, med fokus på Øst-Europa.

Seniorforsker på NUPI, Benjamin de Carvalho, leder teoriseminaret.