"Orli Fridman has provided a fascinating account of memory activism in Serbia and the post-Yugoslav region. Lucidly written and meticulously researched, it adds greatly to our understanding of how commemoration and political dissent work together: essential reading."
- Ann Rigney, Utrecht University
"Attuned to the fine-grained singularities and complexities of memory activism, this is a sensitive account of the commemorative performativity that keeps historical time open in the present. Relaying the multiplicity of experiences involved in memory activism in Serbia in the aftermath of the violent dissolution of Yugoslavia, it offers compelling insights into the unresolved ongoingness of contemporary contingencies -including war, nationalism, inequality, and political loss. At the same time, it guides our attention to the capacity of counter-memory activism as a constitutive strand of peace activism to map terrains of dissent and social justice. Fridman’s thoughtful critical engagement summons possibilities for the transformative afterlife of unwanted and suppressed memories."
- Athena Athanasiou, Professor of Social Anthropology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences - author of Agonistic Mourning: Political Dissidence and the Women in Black (Edinburgh University Press, 2017).