Emerging Memory
Titel
Emerging Memory
Subtitel
Photographs of Colonial Atrocity in Dutch Cultural Remembrance
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€ 99,00
ISBN
9789089645906
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Hardback
Aantal pagina's
258
Taal
Engels
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Introduction: Icons of Memory and Forgetting Chapter 1. 1904: Imperial Frames Chapter 2. 1904-1942: Epistemic Anxiety and Denial Chapter 3. 1942-1966: Compartmentalized and Multidirectional Memory Chapter 4. 1966-2010: Emerging Memory Conclusion Bibliography List of Places Where the 1904 Photographs Can Be Found
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Paul Bijl

Emerging Memory

Photographs of Colonial Atrocity in Dutch Cultural Remembrance

De onderstaande tekst is niet beschikbaar in het Nederlands en wordt in het Engels weergegeven.
This incisive volume brings together postcolonial studies, visual culture and cultural memory studies to explain how the Netherlands continues to rediscover its history of violence in colonial Indonesia. Dutch commentators have frequently claimed that the colonial past and especially the violence associated with it has been 'forgotten' in the Netherlands. Uncovering 'lost' photographs and other documents of violence has thereby become a recurring feature aimed at unmasking a hidden truth.

The author argues that, rather than absent, such images have been consistently present in the Dutch public sphere and have been widely available in print, on television and now on the internet. Emerging Memory: Photographs of Colonial Atrocity in Dutch Cultural Remembrance shows that between memory and forgetting there is a haunted zone from which pasts that do not fit the stories nations live by keep on emerging and submerging while retaining their disturbing presence.
Auteur

Paul Bijl

Paul Bijl is assistant professor of modern Dutch literature at the University of Amsterdam and an affiliated fellow at KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies. In his current research project, funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), he investigates the transnational circulation of the letters of the Javanese writer Kartini (1879-1904) in Indonesia, Europe and the United States.