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Imagined Sacred Places and Cultural Transmission among Georgians in Turkey

Tamta Khalvashi

This article attempts to analyse the role of collective remembering and imagination of certain traditions, practices and rituals that are related to sacred places through the process of cultural transmission and social change among Muslim Georgians living in north-eastern Turkey. For this purpose, I refer to nineteenth-century ethnographic narratives collected by the Georgian critic Zakarya Chichinadze, as well as my own fieldwork materials. I aim to show how these narratives mediate collective remembering of sacred places that is modified with additional imagined constructs.

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Memory Practices in History Education about the 1947 British India Partition

Opportunities and Challenges to Breaching Hegemonic Remembering

Meenakshi Chhabra

This article is an epistemological reflection on memory practices in the construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction of collective memories of a historical event involving collective violence and conflict in formal and informal spaces of education. It focuses on the 1947 British India Partition of Punjab. The article engages with multiple memory practices of Partition carried out through personal narrative, interactions between Indian and Pakistani secondary school pupils, history textbook contents, and their enactment in the classroom by teachers. It sheds light on the complex dynamic between collective memory and history education about events of violent conflict, and explores opportunities for and challenges to intercepting hegemonic remembering of a violent past.

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The Baikal-Amur Mainline

Memories and Emotions of a Socialist Construction Project

Olga Povoroznyuk

narrated by the participants who experienced it firsthand into a more standardized and legitimized form of collective remembering transmitted to the next generations of bamovtsy or “children of the BAM” ( deti BAMa ). Although memory can be a reservoir

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Collective Memory and Tourism

Globalizing Transmission through Localized Experience

Vida Bajc

The articles in this issue highlight the relationship between collective memory and tourism. In what ways are practices of collective remembering implicated with those of tourism? Where do collective memory scholarship and tourism studies meet? How might the two interdisciplinary academic fields be shaped through each other’s concepts? We suggest that experiencing the collective past is integral to specific forms of tourism, particularly what is called ‘heritage tourism’. So, too, are certain kinds of public practices of collective remembering increasingly connected with the tourism industry. In the absence of, or complementary to, financial support for the historic preservation efforts, the entrepreneurial approach to the collective past turns objects of such memory into tourist attractions to keep them economically viable. Thinking about collective remembering in relation to tourism directs our analytical focus to the authority of experiencing the past in a specific tourist place in the present. It centres our attention on what is involved in making this experience possible.

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Prayer as a History

Of Witnesses, Martyrs, and Plural Pasts in Post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina

David Henig

matter of history and collective remembering. If we were to adopt the conventional constructivist framework based solely on public discourses, we would arrive at the conclusion that this is just one of the many locally orchestrated politico

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Lest We Forget (Matter)

Posthumanism, Memory, and Exclusion

Matthew Howard

– 59 in Collective remembering , ed. David Middleton and Derek Edwards , 46 – 59 . London : Sage . Rammert , Werner . 2012 . “ Distributed Agency and Advanced Technology. Or: How to Analyse Constellations of Collective Inter-Agency. ” Pp

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Monument(s) to Freedom and Unity

Berlin and Leipzig

Jon Berndt Olsen

monument in today's highly politicized, pluralistic, and increasingly polarized society? Are there any common symbols of the past that can still trigger collective remembering without leading down the path of such abstraction so that everyone can remember

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The nothingness myth

Creation and collapse of a Soviet industrial settlement

Anna Varfolomeeva

this sense, myth is strongly linked to memory, as it structures a dispersed collection of memories into a purposeful narrative. As Slava Gerovitch notes, “remembering and mythologizing are the same thing” (2015: xii). Through collective remembering

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Experiencing, Using, and Teaching History

Two History Teachers’ Relations to History and Educational Media

Robert Thorp

, Voices of Collective Remembering (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), 60–61. 17 Cf. Gadamer, “The Problem of Historical Consciousness”; Karl-Ernst Jeismann, “Geschichtsbewußtsein,” in Handbuch der Geschichtsdidaktik , ed. Klaus Bergmann et al

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“Presentism” Versus “Path Dependence”?

Reflections on the Second World War in Russian Textbooks of the 1990s

Serguey Ehrlich

.1080/03057920701330164 . 5 James V. Wertsch, Voices of Collective Remembering (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), 110, 112. 6 Joseph Zajda, Globalisation and National Identity in History Textbooks: The Russian Federation (Dordrecht: Springer, 2017), 74, 78