Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 May 2004

240 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719063459

Bookseller Code (06)


The memory of catastrophe

Peter Gray and Kendrick Oliver

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Investigates the dynamic relationship between experiences of profound social and cultural disruption, and human memory
  • Critical comparisons are made across a wide variety of catastrophic experiences and memories; not just of war, but also of massacre, genocide, rebellion, famine, partition, shipwreck and fire
  • The book is an accessible showcase for a wide range of methodological approaches to the study of memory, including literary studies, cultural studies, participant-observation and historical studies, and uses a variety of oral, visual and written sources
  • Offers a diverse chronological and geographical range of catastrophic cases, from seventeenth-century England to the recent conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, from Ireland to the Indian sub-continent, from Mexico to wartime Leningrad
  • Well-written and accessible - a fascinating read

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