Friction, Fragmentation, and Diversity
Friction, Fragmentation, and Diversity
Localized Politics of European Memories
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Introduction: Approaching Localized Politics of European Memories (Kirsti Salmi-Niklander, Ulla Savolainen, Riikka Taavetti, Sofia Laine, Päivi Salmesvuori)
I Politicized Memories and Pasts
Mitigating the Difficult Past? On the Politics of Renaming the Estonian Museum of Occupations (Kirsti Jõesalu and Ene Kõresaar)
Remembering the ’68 Movement in Germany: A Left Counter-Memory? (Priska Daphi and Jens Zimmermann)
Queering Victimhood: Soviet Legacies and Queer Pasts in and around Jaanus Samma’s “NSFW. A Chairman’s Tale” (Riikka Taavetti)
Social Memories of Transformative Events in Postcommunist Latvia: Ethnic and Generational Dimensions (Laura Ardava and Jurijs Nikisins)
Ishans and Murids before, in and after the Gulag: Strategies of Adaptation to the 1948 Repressions in the Perm Region (Gulsina Selyaninova)
II Friction and Diversity
Between Closure and Redemption: Internment Memory and the Reception of the Compensation Law (Ulla Savolainen)
Imprisonment Trauma in the Period of Stalinist Repressions (Anna Koldushko)
Fragmented Construction of Cultural Memories in Turkey: How Women Acting in Civil Society Perceive the Kurdish Issue (Serpil Açikalin Erkorkmaz and Dilek Karal)
Survival Strategies Constructed through Material Aspects in Postwar Everyday Life in Soviet Society (Anastasia Kucheva)
Living Together: Memory Diversity in Latvia (Zane Radzobe and Didzis Berzins)
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Friction, Fragmentation, and Diversity

Localized Politics of European Memories

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This collection focuses on difficult memories and diverse identities related to conflicts and localized politics of memories. The contemporary and history-oriented case studies discuss politicized memories and pasts, the frictions of justice and reconciliation, and the diversity and fragmentation of difficult memories. The collection brings together methodological discussions from oral history research, cultural memory studies and the study of contemporary protest movements. The politicization of memories is analyzed in various contexts, ranging from everyday interaction and diverse cultural representations to politics of the archive and politics as legal processes. The politicization of memories takes place on multiple analytical levels: those inherent to the sources; the ways in which the collections are utilized, archived, or presented; and in the re-evaluation of existing research.

Kirsti Salmi-Niklander

Kirsti Salmi-Niklander is a senior lecturer in Folklore Studies at University of Helsinki. She was the coordinator for the ERA-NET RUS.Plus-project LIVINGMEMORIES – Living together with difficult memories and diverse identities 2015-2017. Her fields of interest include oral history, vernacular literacy and working-class culture.

Sofia Laine

Sofia Laine (PhD, title of docent) has focused her multidisciplinary research on young people’s political and cultural engagements, volunteer work and art education. Her recent edited book focused on young refugees and youth work in Europe (Youth Partnership, Youth Knowledge #24).

Päivi Salmesvuori

Päivi Salmesvuori (ThD, title of Docent), is senior researcher in the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki. She has researched issues of gender, power, authority and religion from the Middle Ages to present times. She is interested in enhancing the cooperation between Academia and policy makers.

Ulla Savolainen

Ulla Savolainen (PhD, title of docent) works as a senior researcher at the University of Helsinki, Department of Cultures. She is a folklorist specializing in cultural memory studies, oral history, and narrative research.

Riikka Taavetti

Riikka Taavetti is a postdoctoral researcher in gender studies at the University of Helsinki in the SEXDEM research project. Her current work addresses the political debates on homosexuality in Estonia and Sweden (the late 1980s—2010s). Taavetti’s research interests include history of sexuality, politics of memory and oral history.