Schindel and Colombo (eds.) Space and the Memories of Violence

This looks an interesting collection – Estela Schindel and Pamela Colombo (eds.), Space and the Memories of Violence: Landscapes of Erasure, Disappearance and Exception. The final chapter is an interview with David Harvey.

9781137380906

This volume offers a variety of perspectives on the relation between violence, memory and space. Focusing on enforced disappearances and genocide as violent practices aimed at destroying and erasing the traces of the ‘enemy’, the authors explore the manifold spatial strategies of domination and violence, and the powers of memory, resistance and transformation. The originality of this book lies in the dialogue it establishes between memory studies and the critical studies of space. The bridging of these academic fields opens up a fertile and, to a large extent, unexplored research area. The volume brings together young academics and prominent international scholars from a variety of disciplinary fields including Geography, Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy, Literature and Cultural Studies, Theatre and Architecture. The contributions engage with the spatial deployment of past and present violence in Argentina, Cambodia, Germany, Greece, Poland, Spain, Turkey and the United States.

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